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Bakkies Botha's pro career ended with a comical conversion attempt
The Barbarians were beaten 49-31 by Argentina at Twickenham.

AT THE AGE of 36, Bakkies Botha ended his professional rugby career by lining out for the Barbarians alongside fellow Southern Hemisphere stars like Victor Matfield, Stephen Moore, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Tevita Kuridrani.

The BaaBaas went down to a 49-31 defeat on their 125th anniversary, however, as World Cup star Santiago Cordero inspired Argentina in a try-heavy encounter at Twickenham, with Botha coming off the bench for the invitational side.

The 85-times capped lock got a chance to end his career with a conversion after his compatriot Matfield’s late try, and here’s how he handled the kicking duties:

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The conclusion was almost fitting after a frenetic, entertaining clash at the home of English rugby, with the Pumas side again showing their attacking quality.

Cordero was superb, although there were many strong showings from players who will make up the Argentinian Super Rugby team next year.

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