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
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.
BJ 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 RaboDirect PRO12.
|DOB||4th Jan 1980|
|Birthplace||Durban, S Africa|
|Height||1.80 m (5' 11")|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 0 lb)|
|Honours||South Africa (25 caps)|