South Africa Rugby World Cup winner Naka Drotske shot during Pretoria robbery

Naka Drotsk

Police stressed that the two men taken in for questioning had not been arrested for the attack.

Drotske, who coached the Cheetahs between 2007 and 2015, was reportedly shot three times.

Drotske and his business partner, another former Springbok Os du Randt, had been having a braai at Drotske's brother's smallholding in Kameeldrift when armed men stormed in, said the friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Former Springboks team-mate Os du Randt was with Drotske at the time of the incident, but is said to have been unharmed. "The children, no-one else was harmed", Tinus Drotské told Marzanne. He lost an terrible lot of blood ...

Drotske was a part of the historic World Cup-winning Springbok side in 1995, when the nation's rugby team helped lift the nation during an emotional summer that saw South Africa host their first major sporting event since the downfall of the apartheid regime. "They will have to fix his right elbow because everything there is fractured".

Drotske underwent surgery immediately upon arrival at the hospital and will require a further operation on an injured arm.

Overall, he won 26 caps for South Africa during a six-year global career between 1993 and 1999.

He was allegedly visiting family on a smallholding outside Pretoria on Thursday night when four armed men attacked them. The is now in ICU at Netcare Montana Hospital.

'We wish them all the best and our thoughts are with them'.

He played for the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs and Pretoria-based Bulls in South Africa and also had a spell with the London Irish club in England.

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