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The ‘Enforcer’ is on stand-by


As the Springboks prepare to travel to Europe for their end-of-year tour, coach Heyneke Meyer has confirmed that Bakkies Botha will also be on stand-by for their tour along with Marco Wentzel.

Still on target


It is easy to criticize and say what Meyer is not getting right at the moment, but has anyone sat back to consider what he is being quite successful in doing in only 7 tests?

Meyer to bring back more than just Vic


With no time to prepare for England, new Bok coach Heyneke Meyer may bring back a few more players than just Victor Matfield.

Bakkies’ RWC is over


Bakkies Botha has been forced out of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup campaign because of an Achilles tendon injury.

Bakkies not fit for OZ


South Africa on Thursday in New Zealand named the most experienced team in Springbok history for their Rugby World Cup 2011 quarterfinal against Australia in Wellington on Sunday.

Frans out, Smit & Bakkies doubtful


Springbok fullback Frans Steyn will not be considered for Saturday’s Castle Tri-Nations Series Test against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth.

Bakkies gets a ton


Legendary Vodacom Bulls lock Bakkies Botha will play in his 100th Super Rugby match for his team when they take on the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

Bulls change one


Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke made one change to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.

News (Wed): Bakkies, Fourie ruled out


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Bakkies in doubt


Bulls enforcer, Bakkies Botha, is in doubt for the Bulls vital clash down in Cape Town this weekend.

Bakkies not guilty


Bulls enforcer and lock Bakkies Botha was on Tuesday found not guilty after he was cited for a dangerous tackle against Stormers scrumhalf, Dewald Duvenhage.

JJ Harmse lays into Bulls, Bakkies


“Too many Bulls players appear to be involved with charity work, social networking, TV advertisements, spreading DVDs and books, writing columns, golf days and contractual negotiations to be able to keep their attention between the four lines.”

Bakkies cited


Springbok and Bulls lock Bakkies Botha has been cited for a dangerous tackle, SA Rugby confirmed on Sunday.

Bulls without Bakkies


Vodacom Bulls coach, Frans Ludeke, on Wednesday included Super Rugby centurions Victor Matfield and Danie Rossouw as his lock combination in the side that will play the Highlanders at 19:10 on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld.

Bakkies off to Toulon?


Reports from French Newspapers have suggested that Bakkies Botha signed a 3-year deal with French Club Toulon.

Lions target Bakkies signature


It has been a rumour that has surfaced in recent days, and although everyone will deny it, it seems to be true.

Have the current Boks hit the ceiling?


Two recent performances from the Springboks have raised some serious questions about the team that should take us to World Cup success next year, and whether the current crop has hit the ceiling, or still has a lot to offer Bok rugby.  We asked Dr. Ross Tucker, an expert in the field of sport science for his opinions on the matter.

Bakkies is no thug


Bakkies Botha is not a thug. He made a mistake, has been punished and will learn from it.

Boks have tremendous depth


Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, says South Africa currently has tremendous depth in every position and it was a difficult task to select the side to face the All Blacks for the Tri-Nations encounter at Eden Park on Saturday.

Bok team for Pastas


Bulls captain Victor Matfield, who had achieved many notable successes at the helm at provincial and Vodacom Super 14 level, leads the team in the absence of John Smit, who has a hamstring strain.

Bakkies cited


The Bulls’ stand-in captain, veteran Springbok lock Bakkies Botha, has been cited – following his team’s 10-38 loss to the Stormers at Newlands at the weekend.

Bakkies to lead Bulls second stringers


Springbok lock Bakkies Botha will captain a side for the first time in 12 years when he leads the Bulls in their Super 14 match against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

Pakslae could have played 100 tests


Victor Matfield believes he has the best of both worlds to be able to play with Danie Rossouw and Bakkies Botha.

Bulls change two for Saders


Danie Rossouw will replace Bakkies Botha in the Vodacom Bulls team for their match against the Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld on Friday and will earn his 100th Super Rugby cap in the process.

It’s Bakkies vs. Brad


Bakkies Botha is ready for Brad Thorn and whoever else comes along his path in the Super 14.

Bakkies back for Sharks clash


Jacques-Louis Potgieter will start a match for the Vodacom Bulls for the first time against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday while Bakkies Botha will resume his partnership with Victor Matfield in the second row.

Bakkies is back


Springbok lock Bakkies Botha has recovered from injury to hand Bulls coach Frans Ludeke a selection poser ahead of Saturday’s Super 14 match against the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.

Bakkies in talks with Toulon


French media sources has suggested that Bulls and Springbok lock, Bakkies Botha, is currently in France to negotiate a deal with French club Toulon.

Bakkies out for 3 months


The Vodacom Blue Bulls’ Springbok lock Bakkies Botha is going to be on the sideline for three months following an achilles injury.

I’m not violent – Bakkies


South Africa’s chief enforcer Bakkies Botha has insisted that what goes on during a game of rugby was neither “violence” nor anything to do with his normal life.

What are we building towards?


It is not often that I listen to Freestaters but this one made quite an interesting point.

Bakkies is back


The Vodacom Blue Bulls’ enforcer, Bakkies Botha, has made a full recovery after injuring his medial ligaments in the Vodacom Tri-Nations and was included by coach Frans Ludeke in his starting XV for Friday’s match in Rustenburg against the Leopards.

Bakkies proves to be Bulls tonic


Springbok lock Bakkies Botha lifted the mood of the Blue Bulls camp when he joined them for his first training session with the Currie Cup side this season on Monday.

Chili, Du Preez and Bakkies out


The Vodacom Blue Bulls’ Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has injured his foot against the Vodacom Free State Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and as a result of this he is a doubtful started for next weekend’s clash against the Griquas.