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Bennie Nortje
Name: Bennie Nortje
Position: Scrumhalf
Date of Birth: 15/09/1973
Age: 26
Height: 1,78m
Weight: 85kg
School: Hans Strydom (Naboomspruit)
Super 12 Debut: 1997 (Cats)
South Africa: Emerging Springboks 1995; SA Students World Cup 1996

Rated by the late Kitch Christie as his third best scrumhalf in the Springbok World Cup training squad in 1995 behind Joost van der Westhuizen and Johan Roux. However, disaster struck a year later when Nortje tested positive for a banned substance and spent two years on the sideline. After being part of the Lions Currie Cup final squad last year, Nortje accepted an offer to play for the Pumas and became eligible for the Bulls. Bennie is seen by the likes of Bok flyhalf Hennie le Roux as a complete scrumhalf with one of the slickest passes in the business. He says he has only now regained the pace he lost during his unfortunate stint outside the game.