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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.

2021 / 2022

Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
11.12.21 Toulouse - - - - - - - 80 Report
18.12.21 Harlequins 1 - - - - - 5 80 Report
08.01.22 Edinburgh Rugby - - - - - - - 56 Report
29.01.22 Leinster - - - - 1 - - 71 Report
04.03.22 Ulster - - - - - - - 57 Report
13.03.22 Emirates Lions 1 - - - - - 5 80 Report
20.03.22 DHL Stormers - - - - - - - 80 Report
26.03.22 Glasgow Warriors - - - - - - - 80 Report
02.04.22 Scarlets 1 - - - - - 5 80 Report
17.04.22 Saracens - - - - - - - 73
29.04.22 Munster - - - - - - - 80 Report
06.05.22 Zebre Parma - - - - - - - 80 Report
13.05.22 Dragons - - - - - - - 80 Report

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 22 3 - - - 1 - 15
Total326---1-30
Apps Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts
European Challenge Cup 1 - - - - - - -
European Cup 2 1 - - - - - 5
URC 10 2 - - - 1 - 10
Total133---1-15