BJ Botha
Full names: Brendon James
Date of birth: 1 Apr 1980
Place of birth: Durban
School: Durban High School
Springbok no: 778
Debut test province: Sharks
Physical: 1.82m, 116kg
Current age: 44

Test summary: Tests: 25 Tries: 1
First Test: 26 Aug 2006 Age:26 Reserve against New Zealand at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Last Test: 24 Jul 2010 Age:30 Tight-head Prop against Australia at Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), Brisbane
Test history:
26 Aug 200626ReserveNew ZealandLose: 26-45 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
02 Sep 200626Tight-head PropNew ZealandWin: 21-20 Royal Bafokeng Stadium, RustenburgSharks
09 Sep 200626Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 24-16 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
11 Nov 200626ReserveIrelandLose: 15-32 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinSharks
18 Nov 200626Tight-head PropEnglandLose: 21-23 Twickenham, LondonSharks
25 Nov 200626Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 25-14 Twickenham, LondonSharks
26 May 200727Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 58-10 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinSharks
09 Jun 200727Tight-head PropSamoaWin: 35-8 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
16 Jun 200727Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 22-19 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
23 Jun 200727Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 21-26 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
15 Aug 200727ReserveNamibiaWin: 105-13 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
25 Aug 200727ReserveScotlandWin: 27-3 Murrayfield, EdinburghSharks
09 Sep 200727ReserveSamoaWin: 59-7 Parc des Princes, ParisSharks
14 Sep 200727Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 36-0 Stade de France, ParisSharks
22 Sep 200727ReserveTongaWin: 30-25 Stade Felix Bollaert, LensSharks
30 Sep 200727Tight-head PropUSAWin: 64-15 Stade de la Mosson, MontpellierSharks
14 Jun 200828Tight-head PropWalesWin: 37-21 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
21 Nov 200929ReserveItalyWin: 32-10 Stadio Friuli, UdineUlster
28 Nov 200929Tight-head PropIrelandLose: 10-15 Croke Park, DublinUlster
05 Jun 201030Tight-head PropWalesWin: 34-31 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffUlster
12 Jun 201030Tight-head PropFranceWin: 42-17 Newlands, Cape TownUlster
26 Jun 201030ReserveItalyWin: 55-111 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonUlster
10 Jul 201030ReserveNew ZealandLose: 12-32 Eden Park, AucklandUlster
17 Jul 201030ReserveNew ZealandLose: 17-31 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonUlster
24 Jul 201030Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 13-30 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneUlster

Munster profile – 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 (25)
  • 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 Sprinboks against Australia in the Tri Nations game played in Brisbane in July 2010.

Of the 23 appearances he made for Munster in 2011/2012 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 sigend a two year contract extension at the end of the 2012/13 season.