Full name Gary van Ginkel Botha
Born October 12, 1981, Pretoria
Current age 34 years 350 days
Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, Harlequins, Toulouse, South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 242 lb
|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|
|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|
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.