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“Massive privilege” – Botha buzzing to make Alun Wyn Jones’ dream team


  • 4. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
  • 5. Bakkies Botha (South Africa)

Jones wrote on O’Connell: ‘I remember being impressed with his unruffled demeanour, plus his level of organization. All his socks in one bag, all his shorts in another. Everything decanted into smaller bags within bigger bags. You cannot shy away from how effective the guy was in his position.’

Jones on Botha: “He revelled in it didn’t he. Physically he has to be up there. Let’s just say he was able to keep the tradition going of the hardest of South African second rows.

“Bakkies was a big man, and he always hit hard”