South African rugby player shot during robbery in Pretoria

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PRETORIA, South Africa

 

Authorities in South Africa have said that its former rugby player Naka Drotske is nursing wounds in a hospital after he was shot during a burglary outside the capital Pretoria.

Drotske 47, a member of the 1995 World Cup winning team was with another former Springbok player, Os du Randt, when at least three men burst in on them on Thursday evening.

Drotske was shot three times in the ensuing scuffle, while Du Randt remained unharmed.

According to a police spokesman, he said the former sports star was in a serious condition but later, his condition improved.

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

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