Sport24.co.za | Darius was a great team man, ex-Bok captain recalls
Cape The city – Former Springbok wing Darius Botha was once “an excellent staff guy”, former Bok skipper Wynand Claassen remembers.
Botha died of stomach cancer on the age of 62 on Monday.
He was once the brother of mythical former Springbok flyhalf, Naas.
Botha, a church minister who won a doctorate in theology in 2016, was once identified with abdomen most cancers in February 2014 and underwent surgical treatment to have portions of his abdomen got rid of.
On the other hand, in November 2017 it was once reported that the most cancers had returned.
Botha performed one Check for the Springboks, towards the All Blacks in Christchurch on August 15, 1981.
This was once the primary in a three-match sequence which ended with the well-known ‘Flour Bomb’ stumble upon in Auckland.
Claassen, who was once the Springbok captain for the general two Exams of the 1981 excursion, advised Netwerk24 he’s going to take note Botha as an excessively sure particular person, by no means with out a smile.
“We nonetheless performed golfing in combination closing 12 months. Darius was once an excellent staff guy. All the way through the excursion to New Zealand, the place we spent a large number of time in the back of closed doorways, he would frequently pontificate for us,” Claassen mentioned.
Schooled at Hendrik Verwoerd, Botha was once Springbok No 522.
He additionally performed in 5 Currie Cup finals for the Blue Bulls.