Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
31 Mar 2020
5:05 pm

Naas’ lucky escape from potential Covid-19 infection

Rudolph Jacobs

But the legendary Springbok flyhalf and pundit fears for his fellow former teammates who picked up the virus following a reunion.

Naas Botha. Photo: Gallo Images.

Former Springbok flyhalf and captain Naas Botha was supposed to be at the golf day in JanKempdorp last week where four of his team-mates from the 1981 tour tested positive for Covid-19. The four former Boks who were affected included centre Danie Gerber, flank Burger Geldenhuys, scrumhalf Divan Serfontein and fullback Colin Beck. A fifth retired Bok, flyhalf Robbie Blair, who wasn’t part of the ‘81 squad, was still awaiting his test results on Tuesday. “I was supposed to be at that golf day, but due to a work commitments I had to contact (and inform) them that I wouldn’t...