PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Brendon James
SURNAME Botha
HEIGHT 182 cm
WEIGHT 116 Kg
BIRTH DATE 04 January 1980
BIRTH PLACE Durban
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM The Hangover, Gladiator
FAVOURITE MUSIC David Gray, Maroon 5, Light House
FAVOURITE FOOD Italian
PRIMARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
SECONDARY SCHOOL Kloof & Durban High Schools
PLAYER WRITE-UP
BJ Botha is a specialist tighthead prop who has plied his trade for Munster and Ulster in Ireland over the past couple of years. He answered an emergency call to join the Boks on the 2009 European tour after a spate of injuries in the front-row and was part of the Springbok squad in 2010. Botha, a Rugby World Cup winner in 2007, is short, stocky and powerful, proving a handful for his opponents.

Position: Prop
Province: Munster (Ireland), previously KwaZulu-Natal and Ulster (Ireland)
Springbok number: 778
Test debut: 26 August 2006 vs New Zealand in Pretoria aged 26
Last test: 24 July 2010 vs Australia in Brisbane aged 30
Total tests: 25
Tour matches: 1
Total Springbok matches: 26
Win ratio: 17-8-0

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Prop
PROVINCE Munster
TRIES 8
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 40
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 25
TRIES 1
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 5
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
France 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 5 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2007
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
Natal Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2005
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Natal Sharks ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
Natal Vodacom Cup - 2003
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
Natal Sharks Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
Natal SA 'A' SA Cup - 2002
Natal Vodacom Cup - 2002
South Africa Sanzar U21 - 2001
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