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Strange twist in Bakkies’ saga

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls on 29 Feb 2008 at 07:20
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Rumours are doing the rounds in rugby circles that lawyers are looking for loopholes to help Bakkies Botha sidestep his commitments to the Blue Bulls Company.

Morris Gilbert writes in Beeld that Toulon’s sudden somersault this week, apparently aimed at making an end to speculation about Botha’s immediate future, could be part of a strategy that the administrators in Pretoria are unlikely to fall for.

Toulon issued a statement earlier this week to deny reports that Botha was joining the French second-division club.

An unidentified spokesperson has blamed “incorrect information” for a statement on the club’s own website in which the club’s chairperson, Mourad Boudjellal, was extensively quoted about a contract between the Springbok lock and the club.

How and why the “incorrect” information happened to be published on the website and dispatched as the truth to the rest of the world has not been explained.

Unlikely Blue Bulls will swallow story

When Toulon changed their story from Botha being the club’s latest acquisition to one that he would never play for the club, the original statement, still with the “incorrect information,” had not been removed from the website.

It is unlikely that the Blue Bulls will swallow the latest version of the saga. It seems the really big storm is still brewing.

The “Botha camp” have, according to the latest rumours, referred his contract with the Bulls to legal experts to look for loopholes that may make it possible for him to bypass his commitments.

Toulon and a top English club are allegedly interested in signing Botha if any loopholes are found.


  • Morning KSA.


  • Comment 1, posted at 29.02.08 07:24:26 by wpw Reply
  • Morning wpw,

    Sien ek jou vanaand by Nuweland :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.02.08 07:31:59 by Charlie Reply

  • Still deciding if i must go to the game…

    You think there are still tickets available???

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.02.08 07:36:16 by wpw Reply
  • Hey Wpw.

    hey Charlie.

    So who you guys going for in the canes match?

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.02.08 07:37:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Canes should win it KSA.

    They have a very good squad. Soioalo, Conrad Smith, Collins, Nonu, etc

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.02.08 07:43:00 by wpw Reply
  • wpw,

    Check wwwcomputicket.com :mrgreen:

    Not sure but seems like there are only tickets left behind the poles 😥


    I go with the Hurricanes as well 😎

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.02.08 07:50:37 by Charlie Reply

  • Well then i wont be going…

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.02.08 07:55:46 by wpw Reply
  • Hey if the tickets are behind the WP poles you should see a WHOLE lot of the action………well at least in one of the halves. 😉

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.02.08 08:00:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • 👿 👿 👿

    Not funny!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.02.08 08:04:50 by wpw Reply
  • wpw,

    You can stil try and phone my broe, just to check, put in some effort and show your loyal support to the Stormers :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.02.08 08:05:40 by Charlie Reply

  • This is pathetic. Not even the Bulls, a union I loathe, deserve this level of disrespect. Botha is acting like a petulant child. You signed it, you’re spending the money, so no you see it out, you big prima donna!

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.02.08 08:57:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • I wonder if he has a performance clause in his contract

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.02.08 09:22:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • 29.02.08 09:22:53 – robdylan

    Ja I am beginning to seriously doubt we will see Botha vintage S14 2006 vs the Sharks tommorrow night…I suspect we will see a player just going through the paces.

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.02.08 10:08:40 by Dive Pass Reply

    Dive Pass
  • DP – if he wants to commit career suicide by playing even one iota below his best, then I will lose the remaining shred of respect I have for him.

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.02.08 10:33:04 by robdylan Reply
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