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Former Springbok Botha dies of cancer

Former Northern Transvaal and Springbok wing Darius Botha, the brother of Naas, has died of cancer at age 62.

Botha played one Test, against the All Blacks in Christchurch in 1981, and in five Currie Cup finals for the Blue Bulls.

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.


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