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Bakkies Botha (John Philip Botha) was born on 22 September, 1979 in Newcastle, South Africa, is a South African rugby union player. Discover Bakkies Botha's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 41 years old?

Popular As John Philip Botha
Occupation N/A
Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 22 September 1979
Birthday 22 September
Birthplace Newcastle, South Africa
Nationality South Africa

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Bakkies Botha Height, Weight & Measurements

At 42 years old, Bakkies Botha height is 2.02 m and Weight 124 kg.

Physical Status
Height 2.02 m
Weight 124 kg
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Who Is Bakkies Botha's Wife?

His wife is Carien Botha (m. 2005)

Parents Not Available
Wife Carien Botha (m. 2005)
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Bakkies Botha Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Bakkies Botha worth at the age of 42 years old? Bakkies Botha’s income source is mostly from being a successful Player. He is from South Africa. We have estimated Bakkies Botha's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Voted by the french publication Midi Olympique in 2013 as the best no 4 lock to ever play the game. At the time he was only one of 2 players in the best XV still playing union, the other being Richie McCaw.


In May 2010, during the Bulls Super 14 game against the Stormers, Botha was suspended for four weeks following a dangerous clearout of wing Gio Aplon. This was Botha's first match as captain of the Bulls. The suspension meant Botha missed the playoffs.

On 10 July 2010, in the 1st test of the 2010 Tri Nations Series against New Zealand, Botha was suspended from all rugby for 9 weeks by an IRB judiciary for head-butting All Black halfback Jimmy Cowan, ruling him out of the remainder of the 2010 Tri Nations Series.


In April 2009 he received a three-match ban for striking Phil Waugh in a 2009 Super 14 season match,

In June 2009 whilst playing for South Africa in the second test against the British and Irish Lions, Botha was banned for two weeks for a dangerous charge on the Lions prop Adam Jones in a ruck which left the Welsh player with a dislocated shoulder requiring surgery. Botha's appeal against the ban was dismissed, and he missed the third test against the Lions. The injured Jones himself later came out in defence of Botha, saying:


Botha played in three winning Currie Cup finals with the Bulls ('02, '04 & '09), and was also a member of the victorious Bulls team in the Super 14 in the 2007 Super 14 season, 2009 Super 14 season and 2010 Super 14 season. He also won the Heineken Cup/European Rugby Champions Cup with Toulon in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is now one of the most decorated players in world rugby.


His confrontational style has resulted in a number of controversial incidents. He received a yellow card for stamping in his debut against France. Then in August 2003 he was accused of biting and then eye-gouging Wallabies hooker Brendan Cannon, and although there was insufficient video evidence to consider the biting charge, and he was found not guilty of gouging, he was still suspended for eight weeks for "attacking the face". Cannon has given interviews stating that Botha both bit and gouged him, and Botha himself gave an interview to The Times saying that his ban was "for an eye-gouge".

Nominee for SA player of the year in 2003, 2004 and 2005.


Botha played for the under-19 and under-23 Springbok sides before being chosen for the South African "A" team that toured Europe at the end of 2001. The following year he was selected for the Springbok team and made his debut against France in Marseille on 9 September 2002, a game the Springboks went on to lose 30–10.


John Philip "Bakkies" Botha, (born 22 September 1979 in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province) is a South African rugby union player who played as a lock for the Springboks until 22 November 2014. He was a member of the national team that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France in addition to winning two Tri Nations titles in the 2004 Tri Nations Series and the 2009 Tri Nations Series. Botha plays for RC Toulonnais in the Top 14 after signing from Blue Bulls provincial team in the Currie Cup competition and the Bulls Super Rugby team. Botha was also a member of the Toulon squad which won the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Heineken Cup/European Rugby Champions Cup Finals.