Botes breaks new ground

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:52
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Sharks loose forward Jacques Botes will break new ground in the Currie Cup competition on Friday.

Veteran Sharks loose forward Jacques Botes will break new ground in the Currie Cup competition on Friday.

He will extends his Currie Cup record to 150 matches, which will make him the first player ever to reach this significant milestone.

Interestingly the player will mark this achievement against the Pumas, the team he first represented in SA's premier domestic competition.

Botes made his provincial debut for the Pumas in 2002 and remained at the union until 2004, before joining the Sharks in 2005.

The Sharks face the Pumas at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday, in the opening match of Round Four and with both teams having had good starts to the competition it could prove to be a thrilling clash.

Bio: Louis Jacques Botes
Date of Birth: 28 November 1980 (age 33)
Place of Birth: Johannesburg
Position: Loose forward
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 97 kg

Club: Glenwood Falcons

Honours:
Blue Bulls Under-21 2001
Mpumalanga (Pumas: Currie Cup 2002; SA Cup 2002; Vodacom Cup 2003; Vodacom Shield 2003 to 2004
Sharks: Super Rugby 2005 to present; Currie Cup 2005 to present
Emerging Springboks: v B&I Lions  2009

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