Toulon claim Bakkies signature

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Bulls, In the news on 18 Feb 2008 at 16:17
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Nouveau coup de tonnerre sur le Championnat de France : John Philip “Bakkies” Botha rejoint le Rugby Club Toulonnais !

Le Seconde ligne Sud Africain, Champion du Monde 2007, rejoint son compère Victor Matfield sous les couleurs Rouge et Noir.

Mesurant 2.02m pour 120kg, “Bakkies” compte 45 sélections avec les Boks, 61 matchs dans le Super 12 – Super 14 (sous les couleurs des Bulls) et 48 matchs de Currie Cup (sous les couleurs des Falcons puis des Blue Bulls).

Puissant, rugueux et infatigable, Botha vient renforcer le RCT qui, plus que jamais, vise le Top 14 !

Clin d’oeil à l’histoire, “Bakkies” a connu sa première sélection en France à Marseille…

John Philip Botha devrait arriver à Toulon le 26 février. Son contrat prévoit 3 mois avec deux années en option.


Breaking News on the French Championship: John Philip “Bakkies” Botha joined the Rugby Club Toulonnais!

The second row forward, World Champion 2007, joined his accomplice Victor Matfield in the colours Rouge et Noir.

Measuring 2.02m for 120kg, “Bakkies” has 45 caps with the Boks, 61 matches in the Super 12 – Super 14 (under the colours of the Bulls) and 48 Currie Cup matches (in the colors of the Falcons then Blue Bulls).

Powerful, rough and and enforcer Botha reinforces the RCT that, more than ever, is the Top 14!

Winking at the story, “Bakkies” had its first screening in France in Marseille …(dont know how to edit that part – pjld)

John Philip Botha is expected to arrive in Toulon on February 26. His contract is for 3 months with the option of extending for 2 years.


  • Uhm my French are not being so delicious :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.02.08 16:20:52 by provincejoulekkading Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • Didn’t want to grab from News 24 so i thought this would be a bit more fun.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.02.08 16:21:43 by provincejoulekkading Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • Cheers peoples

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.02.08 16:49:08 by provincejoulekkading Reply
    Clayton(PJLD)Team captain
  • Holy shit… what’s going on here?

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.02.08 17:28:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • “Bakkies had it’s first screening”… :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.02.08 08:06:26 by shark_time Reply

    shark_timeUnder 19 player

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