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Boklash: Bakkies, as only he can, was just telling it like it is

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KEO UNCUT

Boklash: Bakkies, as only he can, was just telling it like it is

Bakkies Botha is spot on when he says Eben Etzebeth hasn’t reproduced his Springbok form for French club Toulon

Mark Keohane

Bakkies Botha is revered in France.

South African rugby’s famed Enforcer arrived in France after the 2011 World Cup and in the next four years won three European titles and the Top 14 with Toulon. He would also play one last Test for the Springboks, ironically in Paris against France and in an even greater irony, he would replace an injured Eben Etzebeth early in the match.

The Boks won and it was Botha’s first ever win against France in France...

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