BJ Botha

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BJ Botha
Full name Brendon James Botha
Date of birth (1980-01-04) January 4, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Durban, KZN, South Africa
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb, 247 lb)
School Durban High School, Durban and Kloof High School, Durban
Occupation(s) Professional rugby player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008–11
2011–present
Ulster
Munster
58
74
(10)
(10)
correct as of 20 Sep 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–08 Sharks 32 (10)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–10 South Africa 25 (5)
correct as of 30 Jun 2011.

Brendon James Botha, better known as BJ Botha (born 4 January 1980 in Durban, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player. He is a Prop for the Irish province, Munster, in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup.

Sharks[edit]

Botha played in the Currie Cup and Super 14 the Sharks. He played in all 13 Super 14 matches in 2006 and was one cap shy of a half-century in the domestic Currie Cup.

Ulster[edit]

He signed for Ulster on Thursday 14 August 2008 on a three-year deal, and left the province in May 2011.

Munster[edit]

Botha signed for the Irish province Munster on a two-year contract in February 2011, starting in the 2011–12 season.[1]

He made his Munster debut against Scarlets on 17 September 2011.[2] His first Heineken Cup game for Munster was against Northampton Saints in November 2011. He scored his first try for Munster in January 2012, in the Heineken Cup Round 6 game against Northampton.[3]

Botha scored a match-winning try for Munster in their final Pro 12 game against Zebre on 3 May 2013.[4] He signed a two-year contract extension with Munster in May 2013.[5]

South Africa[edit]

Botha has played 25 times for the Springboks and has one try to his name. He was a member of the South Africa squad that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Barbarians[edit]

In May 2009, Botha was named in the Barbarians squad to play England and Australia.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Botha Signs". munsterrugby.ie. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "RaboDirect Pro12: Munster 35-12 Scarlets". BBC Sport. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Munster Close The Deal". munsterrugby.ie. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Botha Try Seals Win". munsterrugby.ie. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Injury Forces Howlett To Retire". munsterrugby.ie. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "England v Barbarians: Teams". skysports.com. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Australia v Bass-Baas: Teams". skysports.com. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 

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