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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.  The contract was extended further with the prop remaining with the province until June 2016.

DOB4th Jan 1980
BirthplaceDurban, S Africa
Height1.80 m (5' 11")
Weight115 kg (18 st 1 lb)
PositionProp
HonoursSouth Africa (25 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
05/09/2015
Benetton Treviso







65
13/09/2015
Ospreys







80
02/10/2015
Glasgow Warriors
1





5
28
17/10/2015
Cardiff Blues







75
23/10/2015
Scarlets







79
30/10/2015
Ulster Rugby







80
14/11/2015
Benetton Treviso
1





5
73
28/11/2015
Connacht Rugby







40
12/12/2015
Leicester Tigers







40
02/01/2016
Ulster Rugby







72
09/01/2016
Stade Francais Paris







12
Total Played 11 2
0
0
0
0
0
10
644
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2015-2016 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
3
1





5
2015-2016 - Guinness PRO12
Munster Rugby
7 +1
1





5
2015-2016 Total

10 +1
2





10
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

28 +4
2





10
Total - Guinness PRO12

48 +31
2



2

10
Total

76 +35
4
0
0
0
2
0
20
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