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BJ Botha
BJ Botha

Senior Debut:  v Scarlets, September 2011, Musgrave Park

Heineken Cup Debut: v Northampton Saints, November 2011, Thomond Park

Previous Clubs:  The Sharks (Super 14), Ulster

International Honours: South Africa

Twitter: @BJBotha

South African prop Botha signed with Munster at the start of the 2011/12 season after spending three seasons with Ulster Rugby.

He played Super 14 with the Sharks and was capped 26 times by South Africa after making his debut against the All Blacks in Pretoria in 2006. He last played for the Springboks against Australia in the Tri Nations game played in Brisbane in July 2010.

Of the 23 appearances he made for Munster in 2011/12 season, 18 were as starting tight-head including all seven Heineken Cup games.

Similarly in 2012/13, Botha was the starting tight-head in all eight of Munster's Heineken Cup games and signed a two-year contract extension at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Injured the medial ligaments in his right knee at the start of the 2013/14 season and missed the first four games in the PRO12 before returning to make 21 appearances for the province.

In leading the way in appearances for 2014/15 Botha made 29 out of a possible 30 competitive appearances for the season,  claiming his 100th cap for Munster in the PRO12 final defeat to Glasgow Warriors in Belfast.

Signed a six-month contract extension in March to prolong his stay at the province until December 2015.

DOB4th Jan 1980
BirthplaceDurban, S Africa
Height1.80 m (5' 11")
Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb)
PositionProp
HonoursSouth Africa (25 caps)
Latest Player News
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
05/09/2014
Edinburgh Rugby







77
12/09/2014
Benetton Treviso







23
19/09/2014
Zebre







56
27/09/2014
Ospreys







80
04/10/2014
Leinster Rugby







20
10/10/2014
Scarlets







75
18/10/2014
Sale Sharks







35
24/10/2014
Saracens







73
01/11/2014
Cardiff Blues







66
21/11/2014
Newport Gwent Dragons







6
28/11/2014
Ulster Rugby







71
06/12/2014
ASM Clermont Auvergne







80
14/12/2014
ASM Clermont Auvergne







74
20/12/2014
Glasgow Warriors







23
26/12/2014
Leinster Rugby







21
01/01/2015
Connacht Rugby







73
17/01/2015
Saracens







60
25/01/2015
Sale Sharks







64
14/02/2015
Cardiff Blues







66
21/02/2015
Scarlets







32
28/02/2015
Glasgow Warriors







59
07/03/2015
Ospreys







61
28/03/2015
Connacht Rugby







27
11/04/2015
Edinburgh Rugby







61
25/04/2015
Benetton Treviso







26
09/05/2015
Ulster Rugby







31
16/05/2015
Newport Gwent Dragons







66
23/05/2015
Ospreys







28
30/05/2015
Glasgow Warriors







61
Total Played 29 0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1495
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2014-2015 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
5 +1







2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Munster Rugby
13 +10




1


2014-2015 Total

18 +11




1


2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
5 +3







2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
8 +5







2013-2014 Total

13 +8







2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
8







2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
9 +10
1



1

5
2012-2013 Total

17 +10
1



1

5
2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
7
1





5
2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
11 +5







2011-2012 Total

18 +5
1





5
Total - European Rugby Champions Cup

25 +4
1





5
Total - Guinness PRO12

41 +30
1



2

5
Total

66 +34
2
0
0
0
2
0
10
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