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Super Rugby
Feb 3, 2015:  Super Rugby has produced a number of wonderful players but it's often the villains who are best remembered; join us as we look at 10 of the best
South Africa
Nov 23, 2014:  South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has paid tribute to lock Bakkies Botha after he announced his retirement from the international game.
South Africa
Nov 23, 2014:  Springbok great Bakkies Botha has retired from international rugby, the South Africa Rugby Union (SARU) said on Saturday
Rugby Championship
Sep 17, 2014:  Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has launched a club v country row after he said he wanted three internationals to return home to play in the Top 14 this weekend
Rugby Championship
Aug 19, 2014:  The Springboks' hopes of Victor Matfield making a return for their Test match in Argentina have been dashed after the lineout kingpin failed to make the trip to Beunos Aires along with the rest of the squad on Monday
Rugby Championship
Aug 13, 2014:  Damian de Allende will make his South Africa debut in the Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in Pretoria on Saturday
South Africa
Jul 15, 2014:  Springboks enforcer Bakkies Botha has announced the forthcoming season will be his last in professional rugby though he does hope to play in the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Scotland v South Africa
Nov 15, 2013:  Bakkies Botha is relishing the chance to run out for the Springboks again but is wary of the "phenomenal" Scotland side ahead of Sunday's Test
Scotland v South Africa
Nov 14, 2013:  Bakkies Botha will make his first appearance for the Springboks since the 2011 World Cup after being called into their team for the match against Scotland on Sunday
South Africa
Oct 29, 2013:  South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has recalled the IRB World Cup-winning trio of Bakkies Botha, Jaque Fourie and JP Pietersen for next month's Tests against Wales, Scotland and France
Clermont Auvergne 15-16 Toulon, Heineken Cup Final
May 19, 2013:  Toulon's Heineken Cup final victory over Clermont Auvergne may have ended a long title drought for the Top 14 club but two of their players are no strangers to success
Heineken Cup
Apr 8, 2013:  Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill has urged disciplinary chiefs to examine what he believes was an act of foul play by Toulon lock Bakkies Botha during their brutal Heineken Cup quarter-final clash on Sunday
Heineken Cup
Dec 17, 2012:  Toulon could be without Bakkies Botha for two months after the second-row fractured an eye socket in the Heineken Cup victory over Sale Sharks on Sunday
Toulon 37-16 Montpellier, Heineken Cup
Oct 14, 2012:  Toulon kicked off their Heineken Cup campaign in style with a 37-16 victory over Montpellier at the Stade Mayol on Sunday night
Rugby Championship
Sep 12, 2012:  Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has dismissed reports that his Top 14 club have ruled out the possibility of him joining up with the South Africa squad ahead of their Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand on Saturday
The Rugby Championship
Aug 7, 2012:  Toulon second-row Bakkies Botha may be in line for a stunning return to the international scene with the Springboks sweating over the fitness of Eben Etzebeth
Scrum Sevens
Jan 19, 2012:  Has the role of 'enforcer' been rendered obsolete in the modern game by a wave of ultra-conditioned athletes? Scrum Sevens profiles some of the modern game's 'hard men'
Top 14 Orange
Jan 3, 2012:  Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has attempted to play down his image as the hardest man in rugby by insisting that he is "not a thug"
Aviva Premiership
Nov 2, 2011:  London Wasps have reacted angrily to veteran lock Simon Shaw's decision to apparently renege on a contract extension with the Premiership club
Top 14
Oct 30, 2011:  Toulon are hoping to sign England lock Simon Shaw, according to reports on Sunday
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