Newlands crowd may have hated Nasty Booter, but he loved playing there
As the curtain closes on the Cape Town stadium, Naas Botha tells us his fond memories of his times there
Despite being typecast as a villain and the player the Newlands crowd liked to hate most‚ Naas Botha goes aflutter when he reminisces about the now-mothballed stadium.
While Botha is sad to see the poles he regularly bisected come out‚ he grudgingly accepts “it’s time to move on”.
He has reason to hold the ground in reverence. Apart from a decent winning record with the Blue Bulls and the Springboks‚ Botha’s career glowed with significant milestones in the shadow of Table Mountain...