We are delighted to announce the signing of English International lock Mouritz Botha, who has signed a two-year contract with the Cell C Sharks.
Botha was born in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal and currently plays for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. After helping Saracens win the 2011 Aviva Premiership, he made his debut for England off the bench, in their 23–19 victory over Wales ahead of the Rugby World Cup in 2011.
He also featured for England in 2012 in both the Six Nations and in all three Test matches on England’s tour of South Africa, starting the first two and coming off the bench for the third. He has since accumulated over 110 caps for Saracens as well as making a total of 10 Test match appearances for England.
Confirming his signing, The Sharks CEO John Smit said: “Mouritz is a great acquisition for the Cell C Sharks and his experience gained at international level will be hugely beneficial to our squad. He will add significant value and depth to our tight five.
“We look forward to welcoming him to Durban.”
Name : Mouritz Botha
Date of Birth : 29 January 1982
Height : 1.98m
Weight : 117kg
Courtesy of The Sharks