A winning send-off

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 5 Nov 2014 at 11:01
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Jacques Botes scored a try and conversion for the Barbarians in his final game of rugby last night, the invitational side beating the Leicester Tigers 59-26.

In a memorable game for the South African contingent, Western Province captain Juan de Jongh scored twice before unselfishly passing to Botes over the line in the 80th minute, allowing the popular loose forward to sign off in style. Botes’s earlier attempt to convert Tevita’s Li’s try was a little less successful, but humourous all the same.

Sharks prop Thomas du Toit scored one of the nine tries on the night, with Lions flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff contributing ten points via five conversions.


  • A conversion? Is there anything Jacques Botes can’t do? The man needs to go get his degree in psychology and then convince the Sharks they can win Super Rugby 😀

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.11.14 11:04:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Awesome happy for the legend !! Would’ve been great to have watched the game

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.11.14 11:04:15 by Jasongibb Reply

  • 😎

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.11.14 11:32:55 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Boots has to be one of the best players not to have played international rugby. Congratulations on a superb career. A truly classy individual.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.11.14 17:08:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • There is a highlights video on You Tube ????

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.11.14 22:16:22 by SharkyTaylor Reply

  • @SharkyTaylor (Comment 5) : Must remember to use a different smilie 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.11.14 22:17:06 by SharkyTaylor Reply

  • YAY – he was always one of my favourite Sharks players! Will miss him on the field – big time!

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.11.14 22:25:39 by [email protected] Reply

  • Great result for him. Sharks will miss him on the field but I have an idea that he will do great things for the youngsters off the field!!!! Well done JB!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.11.14 16:15:12 by JD Reply
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  • What a wonderful ending to a good career for a truly humble legend. Congrats JB…thanks for all the great times!

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.11.14 13:34:49 by pastorshark Reply
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