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Did we just see Naas Botha make a tackle?

As the legend goes, Naas Botha was not one who loved to tackle but we have found rare footage where not only does he do just that, he also saves a try in the process.


And that’s how we introduce Part Three of our greatest Springbok series as we take a look at the generals, the playmakers and the guys at the centre of it all – the flyhalves.

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This video shows the class of those who came before the likes of Handre Pollard and Elton Jantjies.

Keith Oxlee made 19 Test appearances between 1960 and 1965, amassing 88 points – which broke a 27-year-old record at the time.

Hannes Brewis’ 10 caps produced 18 points but he was better known for his ability to kick with both feet, something that is very rare these days.


Did you know Piet Visagie was called “Die Mol van Ammosal“?

HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Joel Stransky, Jannie de Beer, Andre Pretorius, Elton Jantjies, Handre Pollard


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