Rugby

Naas Botha's brother dies of cancer

2018-02-13 07:00

Cape Town - Former Blue Bulls and Springbok wing, Darius Botha, brother of legendary Springbok flyhalf, Naas Botha has died.

He was 62.

Botha, a church minister, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in February 2014 and underwent surgery to parts of his stomach to remove it.

However, in November 2017 it was reported that the cancer had returned.

Botha played one Test for the Springboks, against the All Blacks in Christchurch on August 15, 1981. 

This was the first in a three-match series which ended with the famous 'Flour Bomb' encounter in Auckland. 

WATCH: Remembering the 'flour-bomb Test'

Schooled at Hendrik Verwoerd, Botha was Springbok No 522.

He also played in five Currie Cup finals for the Blue Bulls. 

Read more on:    blue bulls  |  springboks  |  darius botha  |  naas botha  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who will finish top of the SA Conference in this year's Super Rugby tournament?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.