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 CC Prem 2014
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 Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2014
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

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Boland Premier League
Friday, October 31 2014
21:00 - Roses United vs Vredenburg
Pelican Park, Wellington
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Repechage
Saturday, November 01 2014
14:00 - South-East 2 (Barbarians) vs South-West 2 (Durbell)
Outeniqua Park, George
Saturday, November 08 2014
16:30 - Central 2 (Upington) vs Winner (Barbarians v Durbell)
Die Eiland, Upington
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
19:30 - Ireland vs South Africa
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Saturday, November 15 2014
16:30 - England vs South Africa
Twickenham, London
Saturday, November 22 2014
16:00 - Italy vs South Africa
Stadio Euganeo, Padova
Saturday, November 29 2014
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
HSBC Sevens World Series Dubai
Friday, December 05 2014
07:00 - South Africa vs Portugal
7he Sevens, Dubai
07:22 - Wales vs Canada
7he Sevens, Dubai
07:44 - Fiji vs France
7he Sevens, Dubai

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