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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

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