PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Arnoldus Francois
SURNAME Botha
HEIGHT 190 cm
WEIGHT 103 Kg
BIRTH DATE 26 October 1991
BIRTH PLACE Modimolle
MARITIAL STATUS Single
FAVOURITE FILM Never Back Down
FAVOURITE MUSIC Enya
FAVOURITE FOOD Ribs, steak
PRIMARY SCHOOL Nylstroom Primary School
SECONDARY SCHOOL Nylstroom High School
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Pretoria
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Arno Botha captained the South African Under-20 team at the Junior World Championship in Italy in 2011 and was also named the SA Under-20 Player of the Year. He is a very quick and abrasive loose forward with a superb skill set and got his first taste of Springbok rugby in June, when he trained with the squad for three weeks as one of six promising youngsters invited by the national selectors. In October 2012 he was called up as injury replacement into the squad and in June 2013 he finally made his Test debut for South Africa, against Italy in Durban.

Position: Loose forward
Province: Blue Bulls
Springbok number: 843
Test debut: 8 June 2013 vs Italy in Durban
Total tests: 2
Tour matches: 0
Total Springbok matches: 2
Win ratio: 2-0-0
Honours: SA Under-20 Player of the Year (2011).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Loose forward
PROVINCE Blue Bulls
TRIES 22
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 110
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 2
TRIES 0
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 0
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Italy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2013
Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2012
Blue Bulls ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2012
Vodacom Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 2012
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2012
Blue Bulls ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2011
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
South Africa IRB Junior World Championships - 2011
Tuks FNB Varsity Cup Presented by Steinhoff International - 2011
Blue Bulls ABSA Under 19 Competition - 2010
Limpopo U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week - 2009

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