PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Gary van Ginkel
SURNAME Botha
HEIGHT 181 cm
WEIGHT 108 Kg
BIRTH DATE 12 October 1981
BIRTH PLACE Pretoria
MARITIAL STATUS Single
FAVOURITE FILM Any Given Sunday
FAVOURITE MUSIC 80's
FAVOURITE FOOD Braaivleis
PRIMARY SCHOOL Magalieskruin Primary School
SECONDARY SCHOOL Waterkloof High School, Pretoria
TERTIARY EDUCATION Pretoria Technikon
PLAYER WRITE-UP
A robust hooker who was never shy to get stuck in, Gary Botha played most of his senior rugby in the same era as John Smit, which is probably why he's only played in 12 Tests for the Boks. He has won numerous trophies with the Bulls and the Blue Bulls during his time in Pretoria. At the end of the 2011 season, he moved to France to play for Toulouse, his second stint overseas after he also played for Harlequins in England.

Position: Hooker
Province: Toulouse (France), previously Blue Bulls and Harlequins (England)
Springbok number: 770
Test debut: 30 July 2005 vs Australia in Pretoria aged 23
Last test: 22 September 2007 vs Tonga in Lens aged 25
Total tests: 12
Tour matches: 2
Total Springbok matches: 14
Win ratio: 8-4-0

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Hooker
TRIES 22
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 110
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 12
TRIES 0
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 0
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2010
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Springbok XV Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
South Africa Invitational XV Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2005
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2005
South Africa A South Africa A Outgoing Tour - 2004
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Mobil Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
South Africa IRB U21 World Cup - 2002
Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 2002
South Africa Sanzar U21 - 2001
South Africa U/19 FIRA U19 - 2000
Blue Bulls U/19 U19 - 1999

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, May 29 2015
09:35 - Crusaders vs Hurricanes
Trafalgar Park, Nelson
11:40 - Brumbies vs Vodacom Bulls
GIO Stadium, Canberra
19:10 - Cell C Sharks vs Rebels
Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
Saturday, May 30 2015
09:35 - Highlanders vs Chiefs
Rugby Park, Invercargill
11:40 - Force vs Reds
nib Stadium, Perth
Vodacom Cup
14:10 - Western Province vs Pumas
DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium, CT
Vodacom Super Rugby
17:05 - DHL Stormers vs Toyota Cheetahs
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
19:10 - Emirates Lions vs Waratahs
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
IRB Junior World Championship
Tuesday, June 02 2015
16:30 - Ireland vs Argentina
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma
16:30 - France vs Wales
Stadio San Michele, Calvisano

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