Piet Botha
Full names: Pieter Hendrik
Date of birth: 13 Sep 1935
Place of birth: Rustenburg
School: Bekker, Magaliesburg
Springbok no: 412
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.96m, 112.5kg
Current age: 87

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 0
First Test: 19 Jun 1965 Age:29 Lock against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Last Test: 26 Jun 1965 Age:29 Lock against Australia at Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), Brisbane
Test history:
19 Jun 196529LockAustraliaLose: 11-18 Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTvl
26 Jun 196529LockAustraliaLose: 8-12 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneTvl

Piet Botha : Hamilton SP RFC History

Full name: Pieter Hendrik Botha

Born: Rustenburg District, 13 November 1935

Clubs: West Rand, Westfield, Hamiltons

Provinces: Transvaal, Western Province

International career: 1965: 2 tests

Piet Botha came to Western Province from the Transvaal in 1962 along with Tiny Naudé. They both joined Hamiltons. Botha played for Western Province that year. He then went back to the Transvaal for whom he played 93 times between 1957 and 1972. Like Naudé he was chosen for the 1965 Springbok tour to Australasia. In New Zealand he dislocated his shoulder in some horseplay at the start of the visit and was out for so long that he never regained proper fitness.