Player of the Week – Arno Botha
02 June 2013

It was always going to take a brave effort from the Vodacom Bulls to go to Bloemfontein and beat a Toyota Cheetahs side high on momentum and adrenalin, but they did not shy away from it and did exactly that! And no one had a more heroic role in that win that Arno Botha, whose number 7 jersey was all over the place.

The big burly loose forward was included in the starting line-up and told to be aggressive and abrasive and that was exactly what he was. He hustled and bustled the Cheetahs with strong, probing runs, bruised them on defence and won his share of line-out ball when needed. In all, he delivered a very powerful display and was rewarded with a call-up to the Springboks, a move that was applauded all over the country.


Physical: 1.90m & 105kg

DOB: 26 October 1991, Modimolle


Film: Never Back Down

Music: Enya

Food: Ribs, steak

Education: Nylstroom Primary School, Nylstroom High School & University of Pretoria

Squads: Springboks; Junior Springboks; Vodacom Bulls Super Rugby, Vodacom Blue Bulls Currie Cup, Vodacom Cup, Under-21 and Under-19 teams.

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3 Des Tiaan Joubert
3 Des Tommy Webb
4 Des Braam Faure
4 Des Deon Oosthuisen
4 Des Kresence Swanepoel
4 Des Murray Bondesio
5 Des Gavin September
15 Des Dolf Bekker
6 Des Gerhard Klerck
6 Des Eugene Meyer
6 Des Francois Rossouw
9 Des Bees Roux
9 Des Elandré vd Bergh
10 Des Jaco Pretorius
11 Des Alan Faber
11 Des Wikus Lock
12 Des Bill(Os) Odendaal
14 Des Barend Brits
14 Des Bags Cilliers (Oorlede)
14 Des Chris Maree
14 Des Graham Noonan
14 Des Graham Noonan