Renaldo Bothma

Renaldo Bothma (born 18 September 1989) is a South African-born Namibian rugby union rugby player. He plays mostly as a number eight. Formerly, he represented the Bulls in Super Rugby and the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup, the Golden LionsLeopardsSharks and Pumas.

In 2013, he was included in a South Africa President’s XV team that played in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup[1] and won the tournament after winning all three matches.[2]

He initially joined the Sharks for the 2015 and 2016 Super Rugby seasons,[3] with a clause to return to the Pumas for the Currie Cup competition in those seasons.[4] However, due to his involvement with Namibia at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, he didn’t play for the Pumas in the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division. In March 2016, during the 2016 Super Rugby season, he gained an early released from his contract with the Sharks to join Pretoria-based Super Rugby side the Bulls.[5]

He signed a deal to join English Premiership side Harlequins prior to the 2017–18 season, signing a three-year deal.[6]

He made his Debut for Harlequins on 3 December 2017, against European Champions Saracens, in the Aviva Premiership.

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