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
     
SA Schools 2015
Friday, August 07 2015
12:00 - South Africa U18 A vs Italy U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
14:00 - England U18 vs France U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
15:30 - ORC Griquas vs DHL Western Province
Griqua Park, Kimberley
SA Schools 2015
16:00 - South Africa U18 vs Wales U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
18:00 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 08 2015
09:30 - Eastern Province U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
10:30 - Free State U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Absa Under 21 Competition
11:30 - EP Kings U21 vs Golden Lions U21
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
12:05 - Australia vs New Zealand
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:05 - Free State U21 vs Blue Bulls U21
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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