Naas Botha was born on 27 February 1958. Played Flyhalf for South Africa and Northen Transvaal. Played his first test for South Africa at the age of 22. He was one of the greatest kickers with left and right foot. He scored 2,511 points in first class mathes CAREER STATS: Played:28 Matches Test Points:312 Tries:2 Penalties:50 Conversions:50 Drop Goals:18 Played for South Africa from April 26 1980 till Novenber 14 1992 He would have score more points if South Africa wasn't isolated because of apartheid. He was nicknamed Nasty Booter by the Brithish press when the Brithish Lions tour South Africa. Naas Botha was best remembered for his abilities as a very successful drop-kicker in high pressure sitsuations and also consider to have had an outstanding tactical understanding of rugby. While Botha was sometimes criticized for avoiding physical contact and not running with the ball, his handling of the ball was very deft and he could get his backline moving very quickly with accurate short and long range passing. As a result, he scored many tries and contributed to many more. However, some consider that he was somewhat weak in defence.