Terrifying video of Etzebeth's mentor
VIDEO: Before Eben Etzebeth there was Bakkies Botha.
For many Botha is the original rugby enforcer and known to be quite possibly the hardest man in rugby.
Etzebeth to a certain extent took over that mantle for the Springboks when Botha left the South African rugby scene.
Etzebeth might be a scary opponent for some, but Botha was even scarier on the rugby field.
Botha was coming to the end of his career when Etzebeth came on the scene, but they still trained together for a year or so.
Etzebeth is known as a mad dog in rugby, he was taught by someone even harder than him!
An enforcer in rugby is someone who is sent out to assert dominance for their team, and Bakkies was the man to do that for South Africa for 10 years.