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Naas Botha was best know for his deadly accurate boot, which earned him the nickname “Nasty Booter” from the British press when the British Lions toured South Africa in 1980.
Naas (Hendrik Egnatius) Botha, former Northern Transvaal and Springbok Rugby Union player was born in the town of Breyten in Mpumalanga.
Naas played his first test for the Springbok Rugby Team on 26 April 1980 at the age of 22 in the flyhalf position against South America at Wanderers, Johannesburg. He played his last test on 14 November 1992 at the age of 34 as flyhalf against England at Twickenham, London.
Botha was best know for his deadly accurate boot, which earned him the nickname “Nasty Booter” from the British press when the British Lions toured South Africa in 1980.
His tactical understanding of the game was considered as outstanding and his ability to dominate a match with a boot (both left and right-footed) was beyond compare.
He was also blessed with a great pair of hands and could get a backline moving very quickly. While he seldom ran with the ball in the manner of a modern-day flyhalf, he was a very fast runner, resulting in a considerable number of tries for him and his fellow team members. However, Botha will best be remembered for his abilities as a drop-kicker.
He is now a ruby commentator for M-Net and Supersport TV channels.