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Gary Botha
South Africa
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Full name Gary van Ginkel Botha
Born October 12, 1981, Pretoria
Current age 32 years 341 days
Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, Harlequins, Toulouse, South Africa
Position Hooker
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 242 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2005-2007 12 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 66.66
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2007 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2005-2007 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 40.00

Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Pretoria, Jul 30, 2005 match details
Last Test South Africa v Tonga at Lens, Sep 22, 2007 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2007-2009 31 23 8 25 5 0 0 0 17 13 1 56.45
Harlequins 2007-2009 31 23 8 25 5 0 0 0 17 13 1 56.45
Profile

Gary Botha is a Springboks international hooker who is currently contracted to the Blue Bulls province and the Bulls Super Rugby franchise in South Africa.

He has won the Currie Cup with the Blue Bulls, the Super 14 title with the Bulls and was part of the Springbok squad that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Botha began his Super Rugby career with the Sharks in 2003 before switching to his home union in 2004. A move to English Premiership side Harlequins followed in 2007 where he enjoyed a two-year spell before agreeing a return to the Blue Bulls in 2009.

He joined French champions Toulouse in the summer of 2011 but broke his right leg later in the year, ruling him out of action for four months.

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Aug 18, 2014
Gary Botha (L) and Ian McIntosh pose with the tag team coaches during the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in Pretoria
Gary Botha (L) and Ian McIntosh pose with the tag team coaches during the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in Pretoria
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May 21, 2011
Blue Bulls Gary Botha is tackled during the Super Rugby match between Sharks and Bulls
Blue Bulls Gary Botha is tackled during the Super Rugby match between Sharks and Bulls
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May 1, 2010
The Bulls' Gary Botha hands off the Sharks' Rory Kockott
The Bulls' Gary Botha hands off the Sharks' Rory Kockott
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Feb 27, 2010
The Bulls' Gary Botha spots a gap in the Waratahs' defence
The Bulls' Gary Botha spots a gap in the Waratahs' defence
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