Bakkies packing up at end of season

2015-01-27 22:40

Toulon's SA lock Bakkies Botha will hang up his boots at the end of the season, he has announced.

Quotas will force players to move abroad

2014-12-09 11:53

Dave says South Africa will soon see an exodus of rugby players amid the pending introduction of SARU's new quota system.

Frik heaps praise on Bakkies

2014-11-25 08:36

Former Springbok second rower Frik du Preez says Bakkies Botha is a legend of South African rugby.

Bakkies had a dirty side too

2014-11-24 12:53

Steve has a different view of Springbok lock Bakkies Botha, labeling him a thug and a player that picked on smaller players from the opposition.

Bakkies: Hero or villain?

2014-11-24 12:02

Retired Springbok lock Bakkies Botha will be remembered as a player with a no-nonsense attitude on the field.

Lood not axed, insists Meyer

2014-09-25 10:26

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made it clear that lock Lood de Jager has not been "axed" from the team.

Toulon's ultimatum to Bok duo

2014-09-17 10:17

Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal has demanded that Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha quit the rest of the Rugby Championship.

Bakkies reveals future plans

2014-07-14 14:09

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has spoken about life in France, the final period of his career and what he has planned for after rugby.

Good news on Goosen

2014-06-17 08:27

Injury-prone Springbok flyhalf Johan Goosen's latest injury setback may not keep him sidelined for long.

Steyn misses out on rich list

2014-06-12 12:00

Frans Steyn would have been among the Top 5 best paid rugby players on the planet had he opted to stay in France two years ago.

High praise for Bok lock duo

2014-06-04 15:00

Heyneke Meyer has lauded Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, who will start a Test alongside each other for the first time in three years.

Bakkies teaches Wilko to braai

2014-05-21 12:31

Bok lock Bakkies Botha has revealed on Twitter that he is giving Toulon team-mate Jonny Wilkinson lessons on how to braai.

Bakkies, the lumberjack?

2014-05-14 10:25

Former Springbok and Toulon players Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw have tried their hand at a new trade: as lumberjacks.

PICTURE: Bakkies tweets X-ray

2014-04-15 12:29

Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has tweeted an X-ray showing nine steel pins inserted into a plate in his broken arm.

Bakkies kills 'MONSTER' pig

2014-03-17 08:24

Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has tweeted a pic of a massive pig that he killed on a hunt in France.

Bakkies' operation a success

2014-02-04 13:52

Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has successfully undergone an operation to have a plate inserted in his "hunting arm".

Bakkies breaks his arm

2014-01-26 14:22

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha will be out for six weeks after he broke his arm in Toulon's Top 14 defeat against Brive.

Ooh la la, Bakkies!

2013-11-25 08:29

Sacre Bleu! Find out how Springbok lock Bakkies Botha turned a frog into a prince in the game between France and South Africa!

Matfield wishes Bakkies well

2013-11-15 13:01

Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield has wished his friend and former team-mate Bakkies Botha well after his return to the Bok fold.

Meyer reveals plan with locks

2013-11-15 07:47

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has explained why he decided not include lock Pieter-Steph du Toit in his squad to face Scotland.

Bakkies gets Murrayfield start

2013-11-14 14:33

Bakkies Botha has been named in the Springboks' starting XV for their Test against Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday.

Bakkies Boks' boerewors king

2013-11-14 09:22

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has quipped that the boerewors he makes has lured so many South Africans to French club Toulon.

Bakkies playing it by ear

2013-11-13 22:19

Bakkies Botha is enjoying his mentoring role within the Springbok squad although he has yet to make up his mind on a long-term future.

Fans welcome back Bakkies

2013-11-11 12:14

Sport24 readers are excited about the prospect of lock Bakkies Botha making his return for the Springboks against Scotland.

Bok duo in French World XV

2013-11-06 13:06

South Africans Bakkies Botha and Danie Gerber have been included in a French newspaper's all-time World XV.


Habana, Bakkies on rich list

2015-01-09 08:46

South Africans Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha feature in the top ten list of the highest paid rugby players in the world.

Bakkies the enforcer

2014-11-25 14:54

Luke says Bakkies Botha's physical nature made him an easy target for administrators to ban him.

Twitter abuzz with Bakkies love

2014-11-24 13:12

Social media has been abuzz with tributes to Springbok lock Bakkies Botha who has called time on his international career.

Bakkies epitomised 'Bok rugby

2014-11-24 12:42

Alan says Bakkie Botha will remain a 'true' Springbok because of his ability to dominate the opposition.

Meyer pays tribute to Bakkies

2014-11-23 12:15

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has paid tribute to Bakkies Botha, who announced his retirement from international rugby.

Habana staying at Boks

2014-09-20 12:00

Bryan Habana is staying with the Springboks as they prepare for a Rugby Championship Test against Australia at Newlands.

Bakkies to front of Bok queue?

2014-08-07 15:30

Bakkies Botha may be closer to a Springbok start against Argentina than possibly envisaged a few days ago, writes Rob Houwing.

Bakkies Botha goes hunting

2014-06-20 14:18

Injured Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha will be out hunting while the Springboks hunt for another victory against Wales.

Now Lood to start for Boks?

2014-06-15 22:31

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer will hardly lack alternatives if Bakkies Botha isn’t fit for the second Wales Test, says Rob Houwing.

Still some diesel in Bakkies!

2014-06-07 22:24

Veteran lock enforcer Bakkies Botha led the charge in the Springboks’ satisfying enough season-opener, writes Rob Houwing.

Victor, Bakkies set for reunion

2014-05-26 11:26

Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha could be reunited as the Springbok lock pairing in Test matches this year.

Bakkies back to bolster Toulon

2014-05-16 14:06

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha will return for Toulon when they tackle Racing-Metro in their French Top 14 semi-final in Lille.

Bakkies misses 'boer' life

2014-04-24 12:35

Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has admitted to feeling a bit homesick and missing life on the farm.

Giteau tackles Bakkies' hair

2014-04-11 15:23

Toulon and Bok wing Bryan Habana has tweeted a pic of Matt Giteau's 'close shave' with Bok lock Bakkies Botha.

Bakkies tweets 9-screw selfie!

2014-02-06 14:18

Bakkies Botha has tweeted a picture of his broken arm following an operation to have nine screws and a plate inserted.


Bakkies on his broken arm

2014-02-04 08:38

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha talks to BallzRadio about breaking his arm.

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Eina! Bakkies sports nasty cut

2013-12-10 13:16

Springbok and Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has taken to Twitter to show off a head wound. We wonder what happened to 'the other guy'...

Bakkies chomping at the bit

2013-11-16 14:06

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha is anticipating a tough recall to Test rugby when the Springboks face Scotland at Murrayfield.

Botha's Test career on the line

2013-11-15 07:47

Bakkies Botha will be playing for his international future when he returns to the SA side for the match against Scotland.

Big test for Bok trio

2013-11-14 19:30

Heyneke Meyer's message to Bakkies Botha, Pat Lambie and Willie le Roux for the Test against Scotland seems clear: 'sink or swim'.

Scary Boks: Be afraid, be very afraid!

2013-11-14 09:50

1 sight that can instill fear in the hearts of all Springboks' foes...

Boks set for changes

2013-11-14 07:47

The Springboks will make a few changes to their starting team for the Test against Scotland at Murrayfield.

Bakkies must master red mist

2013-11-12 07:29

1 thing South Africa don't want to see Bakkies do if he plays for the Springboks against Scotland ...

Boks to unleash Bakkies

2013-11-11 09:13

Bakkies Botha is likely to make his return to the Springbok team for their clash against Scotland in Edinburgh.

Bakkies keen to show the ropes

2013-11-01 07:44

Springbok Bakkies Botha hopes his presence will help the young lock duo of Pieter-Steph Du Toit and Eben Etzebeth combine better.

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