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Example number 1,043 of why Bakkies Botha is the toughest man in rugby

Broken finger? Not a bother to Bakkies.

BAKKIES BOTHA IS a rare breed in rugby. The enforcer dishes out a fair bit of punishment from Toulon’s second row but he has also shown a remarkable pain threshold over the years.

Earlier in the season he got a punch to the nose but he seem to revel in the physicality.

Today, he broke his finger in Toulon’s 32-23 win over Racing Metro and once again, he seemed to shrug his shoulders even with his finger bent at an unnatural angle.

(Squeamish people might not want to see the photo below)

And this tweet is probably a pretty accurate reflection of Botha’s reaction.


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