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South Africa World Cup winner Naka Drotske shot during robbery

South Africa World Cup winner Naka Drotske shot during robbery

WILLIAM WEST

AFP

The former hooker is in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.

Former South Africa international Naka Drotske, a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad, was shot three times during an attempted robbery in Pretoria on Thursday.

According to reports, Drotske was visiting family with business partner and rugby former South Africa teammate Os du Randt, when they were attacked by four men. Du Randt was not injured in the attack.

Reportedly, the 47-year-old former hooker had lost almost a third of his blood after the incident. He was taken Pretoria’s Montana hospital, where he was rapidly declared out of danger. No arrests have yet been made.

World Cup winner

Drotske won 26 caps for South Africa between 1993 and 1999. He also played for London Irish from 2001-2003.

He featured in one game at the 1995 South Africa’s Rugby World Cup victory on home soil.

After retiring from playing, he coached Super Rugby side Cheetahs before quitting rugby in 2015 to pursue a business career.

From what we hear he is stable and they think it is OK,” the Cheetahs Rugby CEO Harold Verster told Sport24.

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