Arno Botha


  • Arno Botha
  • Arno Botha
  • Arno Botha
  • Arno Botha
  • Arno Botha
Position Loose Forward
Height 1.90
Weight 103kg
Date of Birth October 26 1991
Place of Birth Modimolle
Provincial Debut 2011 v Pumas
Provincial Caps 16
Provincial Points 20
Super Rugby Debut  2012 v Reds
Super Rugby Caps  33
Super Rugby Points  5
Test Debut  2013 v Scotland
Test Caps  2
Test Points  0

After a strong showing in the first part in last year’s competition, the former Junior Springbok captain was widely tipped to add senior honours to his resume. This did indeed happen during the 2013 Castle Lager Incoming Series and Botha debuted against Italy in Durban. A week later he tore knee ligaments against Scotland and sat out the rest of the year.
He has recovered well and will be a major force in the Vodacom Bulls pack. His abrasive style, superb skill set and pace will make him a huge threat as ball-carrier, whilst his line-out ability will be well utilised by his team.