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Friday 15th November 13:22
Bakkies Botha thinks Scotland will provide him with a tough test when he returns to international action for South Africa on Sunday.
Monday 28th October 15:47
South Africa have recalled the World Cup-winning trio of Bakkies Botha, Jaque Fourie and JP Pietersen for next month's autumn internationals.
Monday 17th December 14:51
Toulon will be without Bakkies Botha for up to two months after he suffered a fractured eye socket during Sunday's 62-0 rout of Sale.
Thursday 15th September 16:15
South Africa are set for a boost with the return of influential lock Bakkies Botha in Saturday's clash against Fiji.
Tuesday 6th September 16:18
Wales second row Bradley Davies has urged his side not to let South Africa off the hook for a third time when they clash in the World Cup.
Monday 7th March 11:27
Toulon have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign World Cup-winning lock Bakkies Botha.
Wednesday 9th February 14:10
Toulon's bid to sign Bakkies Botha could be hijacked by the big-spending Lions.
Sunday 11th July 10:37
South Africa lock Bakkies Botha has been banned for nine weeks for headbutting New Zealand scrum-half Jimmy Cowan.
Tuesday 18th May 14:38
Bakkies Botha is suspended for the Bulls' Super 14 run-in and two South Africa Tests after a tackle on Gio Aplon.
Monday 24th August 18:53
South African rugby chiefs and players have been fined for protesting Bakkies Botha's ban.
Friday 31st July 15:12
South Africa lock Bakkies Botha insists he has no intention in cooling his aggression against New Zealand on Saturday.
Wednesday 22nd July 16:41
The IRB has confirmed that SARU will answer charges of alleged misconduct in Dublin on August 10.
Friday 3rd July 12:33
South Africa captain John Smit fears Bakkies Botha's ban could set an unwanted precedent in the game.
Tuesday 19th May 08:48
Bakkies Botha will be available for the Bulls' semi-final against the Crusaders after escaping punishment at a disciplinary hearing.
Wednesday 13th May 12:42
Botha is the hard man in the Springbok pack, the archetypal enforcer.
Monday 3rd March 12:27
The Bulls will welcome back injured Springboks Bryan Habana and Bakkies Botha for Friday's Super 14 match at Loftus against the Lions.
Wednesday 27th February 11:57
South Africa second row Bakkies Botha will not be moving to French second division club Toulon - for the time being at least.
Tuesday 19th February 12:36
South Africa lock Bakkies Botha could be in trouble with the IRB if he tries to continue his move from the Bulls to Toulon.
Phil Edwards explains why England's World Cup dreams will not be over if they lose their next two games
If England are to have any chance of launching a successful assault on the Everest that is next year's World Cup, then the widespread feeling seems to be that they simply have to win their next two games.
Highlights of all the Pro12 action, including Ulster's win over the Ospreys and Treviso's draw with Leinster.
It has been fairly even between Ireland and Australia in the last six meetings, three wins to Australia, two Irish victories and a draw, but recent form comes down in Ireland’s favour, with eight wins from nine contrasting to Australia's three victories in nine.
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