GETTING TO KNOW OUR PLAYERS – BERNADO BOTHA
NICKNAME: Assie, Asbak G, Assiq The Freak, Barney
POSITION: Wing / Fullback / Centre
WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? 2018 AND AGAIN IN 2020
PREVIOUS CLUBS? RC Batumi and SKW
PROVINCIAL TEAMS? SWD, Lions, Cheetahs, Griffons and Boland
RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Springbok 7s and Super Rugby
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS FOR YOUR PLAYING CAREER? There’s lots of goals but if I can choose one, it will be in selection of “teammate of the year” nomination category
FAVOURITE HAMMIES MOMENT: Must be the Robertson teambuilding event in 2020
WORST HAMMIES MOMENT: There’s none
FUNNIEST HAMMIES MOMENT: Every fines meeting
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES? The positive energy that every player distributes on and off the pitch.
FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY: This award must go to coach Tobert Olivier!! Absolute genuine person.
WHAT MOVIE CHARACTER DESCRIBES YOU BEST, AND WHY? Mmm…there’s a lot, but I think Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” – he is a family man, he is professional, fairly funny and his physical appearance
SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME: Did karate in primary school and also played hockey
WHO’S GOT THE BEST DANCE MOVES IN THE TEAM? The guy with the moves like Jagger will be Mujaahid van der Hoven
WHO IS THE BEST SINGER IN THE TEAM? Earl Lewis will nominate himself
LIKES: Positive energy from people
DISLIKES: Smelly people
FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME: Joe Rokocoko
GOALS FOR 2021: Saying to myself at the end of the season, “Well done, son, you gave it everything and to leave my jersey in a better place”.