Full Name: Mouritz J. Botha
Born: Jan 29, 1982,Vryheid
Weight: 115kg (18st 1lb)
Major Teams: England Saxons, Saracens, England
Mouritz Botha started the 2009/10 season having just signed from National League One side Bedford Blues, but just two years later he had lifted the Premiership title and named in England's World Cup training squad.
The 6ft 6in lock forward was one of the cornerstones of the Bedford Blues pack where he made 57 appearances after joining the club in 2006 after being spotted rising through the ranks at Bedford Athletic.
Botha was one of the Blues’ stand-out players in recent seasons and his performances also earned him a call-up to the East Midlands side for the traditional Mobbs Memorial match against the Barbarians in 2009.
Those performances since joining Saracens have continued to impress – so much so that the English-qualified forward finished the 2010/11 campaign with a call-up for England Saxons and making his England debut in a World Cup warm up match against Wales.
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