Naka Drotské

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Naka Drotské
Personal information
Full name Allen Erasmus Drotské
Nickname Naka
Born (1971-03-15) 15 March 1971 (age 48)
Senekal, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 108 kg (17 st 0 lb)
Occupation Rugby coach
School(s) attended Grey College, Bloemfontein
Club information
Playing position Hooker / Coach
Youth career
1992 SA Schools
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
1993–99 Free State Cheetahs ()
1997–99 Cats (20)
2000–01 Bulls ()
2001–03 London Irish 58 (10)
2004–05 Free State Cheetahs 12 (0)
2004–05 Cats 5 (0)
Representative team(s)
1993–99 South Africa 26 (15)
Teams coached
2007–13 Free State Cheetahs
2007–15 Cheetahs

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 26 June 2013.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 26 June 2013.

Allen Erasmus 'Naka' Drotské (born 15 March 1971 in Senekal, South Africa) is a former South African rugby union player, who played for the Springboks between 1993 and 1999.

He played as a hooker in the South African provincial Currie Cup for the Blue Bulls and the Free State Cheetahs.

He was a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning team.

He started in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints.[1]

Career

Provincial

  • Blue Bulls 2000–01
  • Free State Cheetahs

National team

He played his first test match for the Springboks on 13 November 1993 against Argentina in Buenos Aires, a game the 'Boks won 52–23.

Honours with the Springboks

  • 26 caps
  • 3 tries
  • 15 points
  • Caps by season: 1 in 1993, 1 in 1995, 1 in 1996, 7 in 1997, 3 in 1998, 13 in 1999.
  • Took part in the 1995 Rugby World Cup (1 match, 0 starts) winners.
  • Took part in the 1999 Rugby World Cup (6 matches, 5 starts) 3rd place.

Coaching

After retiring from playing, Drostké coached the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby between 2007 and 2015. He announced his retirement from coaching on 8 May 2015 to pursue other business interests.[2]

References

  1. "Exiles claim Cup glory". BBC Sport. 20 April 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Naka retires as coach" (Press release). Cheetahs. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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