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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.
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