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
     
FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International
Monday, February 02 2015
16:45 - FNB UWC vs FNB UKZN
UWC Sport Stadium, Bellville
19:00 - FNB TUT vs FNB UFH
TUT Stadium, Pretoria
HSBC Sevens World Series New Zealand
Friday, February 06 2015
01:00 - South Africa vs France
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
01:21 - USA vs Japan
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
01:42 - Australia vs Wales
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
02:03 - Fij vs Portugal
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
02:24 - Argentina vs Kenya
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
02:46 - Scotland vs Samoa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
03:08 - New Zealand vs Canada
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
03:30 - England vs Papa New Guinea
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

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