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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 Blues academt graduate, James Botham, signed his first senior deal with the region in April 2019, having made his Guinness PRO14 debut against Connacht earlier in the season.

Botham follows in the footsteps of his father, Liam, who represented Cardiff RFC 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.

2020 / 2021

Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
02.10.20 Zebre Parma - - - - - - - 69 Report
10.10.20 Connacht - - - - - - - 71 Report
26.10.20 Munster - - - - - - - 70 Report
02.11.20 Ulster - - - - - - - 29 Report
26.12.20 Dragons - - - - - - - 80 Report
09.01.21 Scarlets - - - - - - - 72 Report
22.01.21 Scarlets - - - - - - - 80 Report
02.04.21 London Irish - - - - - - - 71
28.05.21 Munster - - - - - - - 80 Report
05.06.21 Zebre Parma 1 - - - - - 5 80 Report

Competitions

Apps Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts
Anglo-Welsh Cup 2 - - - - - - -
European Challenge Cup 3 1 - - - - - 5
PRO14 12 1 - - - - - 5
Rainbow Cup 2 1 - - - - - 5
Total193-----15
Apps Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts
European Challenge Cup 1 - - - - - - -
PRO14 7 - - - - - - -
Rainbow Cup 2 1 - - - - - 5
Total101-----5