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James Botham

DOB February 22nd 1998
Birthplace Cardiff
Height 1.91m (6'3")
Weight 104kg (16 st 5 lb; 229 lb)
Position Back Row
Honours Wales (9 caps)

James Botham

Cardiff academy graduate, James Botham, signed his first senior deal with the club in April 2019, having made his league debut against Connacht earlier in the season.

Botham follows in the footsteps of his father, Liam, who represented the Blue and Blacks in the 1990s, while his grandfather is England cricketing great, Sir Ian Botham.

The back row forward was educated at Sedbergh School in Cumbria - whose alumni include Will Greenwood, Tomas Francis and Will Carling - and has represented Wales under-18, under-20 and Sevens.

After over-coming a series of injuries, the flanker broke into the first team scene at the Arms Park and his impressive club form led to a call up for Wales in the autumn 2020 campaign.

Winning three caps in his debut campaign with Wales, Botham would go on to play a part in the 2021 Guinness Six Nations success and scored his first international try against Canada the following summer.

2022 / 2023

Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
17.09.22 Munster - - - - - - - 80
23.09.22 Glasgow Warriors - - - - - - - 80
30.09.22 Emirates Lions 1 - - - - - 5 47

Competitions

Apps Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts
Anglo-Welsh Cup 2 - - - - - - -
European Challenge Cup 4 1 - - - - - 5
European Cup 2 1 - - - - - 5
Rainbow Cup 2 1 - - - - - 5
URC 25 4 - - - 1 - 20
Total357---1-35
Apps Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts
URC 3 1 - - - - - 5
Total31-----5