Spotlight - Michael Botha

Name – Michael Botha

 

Nickname – Boats, Mikey B

 

Age - 27

 

Education (School, Tertiary) – Wynberg Boys High School, UCT

 

Rugby or sporting background – Played rugby and cricket in school. Dabbled in a bit of hockey, tennis and swimming. Played cricket briefly after school before focusing on rugby

 

Clubs played for – UCT, Independiente RFC (Spain)

 

Position played or role if never played – Loose Forward

 

Rugby philosophy – Back Yourself!

 

Life philosophy – Clothing Optional

 

Rugby highlight as a player – Winning the Varsity Cup

 

Favourite Club Player – Tyronne Bloor

 

Favourite Coach – Shimmi Shimange

 

How do you chill? - Watch the Bachelor with a glass Cab Sav

 

What is it about the Bay that inspires you?-  The People

 

Who at False Bay inspires you? - Tyronne Bloor

 

What do you do to relax or what are your interests outside of rugby? - Braai, beach, chilling with mates, fishing. Food.

 

Which club do you enjoy playing against and why? - Maties. Always a good clean hard game.

 

What is your Dream Sports event, one you would most like to attend? - Womans Beach Volleyball at Olympics

 

Your favourite rugby moment? - Winning intervarsity in 2013

 

Your most embarrassing rugby memory? - Using a grubber as a one off runner

 

Who is your funniest team mate? - Tyronne Bloor

 

Describe yourself in three words -  Tallish dark & Handsome

 

Training: Love it or Hate it? - Love it when it gets competitive