'Even my wife wouldn't dare do that to me!' - Mourad Boudjellal recounts a Bakkies Botha story

'Even my wife wouldn't dare do that to me!' - Mourad Boudjellal recounts a Bakkies Botha story

The Challenge Cup quarter-final between Toulon and London Irish has led to former Toulon president to reminisce on an incident between Bakkies Botha and Sylvain Marconnet.

In his latest column "Mourad de Toulon", with Rugby Rama, Boudjellal reminisced on an incident between former Springbok lock Bakkies Botha and French international Sylvain Marconnet during his time as Toulon president.


Boudjellal commented on Agustin Creevy's hair pull, which he has been cited for, on Eben Etzebeth saying that Creevy is a 'small player' compared to Sylvain Marconnet.

“Toulon continues its winning streak. Well, a small point this weekend but in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup." Boudjellal said

"And the gesture of the weekend is not the London Irish 100 meter try but Augustin Creevy who dared to pull Eben Etzebeth's hair."


"Creevy, little player... It was a few years ago and it was about another South African named Bakkies Botha. A French player called Sylvain Marconnet had decided to unpin Bakkies Botha."

"He [Marconnet] decided to put a finger his finger up the ass of Bakkies Botha. Bakkies didn't flinch [retaliate] because he knew he was going to get a red card. The problem is Bakkies didn't know who put that finger on him. He came into the locker room after the game and asked, “Who did that? Even my wife wouldn't dare do it to me!"


Boudjellal went on to say that Marconnet had to live with the nightmare of not knowing whether Botha knew it was him that did it or not. He added that 'yes, he knew.'

The former Toulon president added that he ran into Sylvain Marconnet at a restaurant owned by Bakkies Botha and that Marconnet threw himself under the table when he found out.

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