Currie Cup

Sharks to honour Botes

2014-10-01 07:42
Jacques Botes (Gallo Images)
Durban - This Friday, the Cell C Sharks will be honouring Jacques Botes, the most capped player in Sharks and Currie Cup history, who will run onto his home field to take on the Lions in perhaps his final home game before retirement.

Over the last few years, words such as "Mr Reliable", mentor and stalwart have been used to describe this legend of Sharks rugby who for the past ten years has been an integral part of the team both on and off the field

Commenting on the decision to honour Botes in his final home game, Sharks CEO, John Smit said: “I am delighted that we are able to honour Jacques Botes and to celebrate his career and what he has meant to everyone around him. I have had the privilege of sharing a change room with this incredible servant of people who is extremely humble and continually puts everyone ahead of himself.

"We encourage our fans to come out in their numbers to Kings Park on Friday night to celebrate and acknowledge the massive contribution he has made to Sharks rugby.

"I can confirm that at the conclusion of the Absa Currie Cup tournament, Jacques Botes will take on an administrative role at the Sharks, where he will continue to provide mentorship for the younger players in our squad," added John Smit.

The Sharks host the Golden Lions at 19:10 on Friday night.




Golden Lions:

15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe (captain), 12. Stokkies Hanekom, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Willie Britz, 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Julian Redelinghuys, 18. Jacques van Rooyen, 19. Derick Minnie, 20. Kwagga Smith, 21. Mark Richards, 22. Howard Mnisi

Additional notes about Jacques Botes:

•    Has been at the Sharks for ten years;
•    Most capped player in Sharks and Currie Cup history;
•    He played 28 games for the Pumas before arriving in Durban;
•    The Sharks will be running with #JB270 for this week to celebrate the number of professional games Botes has played in his career. This number includes the game against the Lions on Friday night.

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