Ulster complete Botha deal
Boks prop passes medical
Last Updated: August 14, 2008 7:02pm
Botha: Joining Ulster
Ulster have confirmed that Springboks prop BJ Botha has agreed a three-year deal after passing a medical.
"I'm really looking forward to playing in Europe. The move is a great opportunity to see Ireland and the United Kingdom. "
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The deal had been agreed in principle back in July but had been delayed until Botha arrived in Ireland to undergo the medical tests.
The World Cup-winning forward completed the formalities on Tuesday and will now take his place in Matt Williams' squad alongside fellow new faces Timoci Nagusa, Robbie Diack, Clint Schifcofske, Ed O'Donoghue and Rob Dewey.
And Botha, who has signed from the Sharks, is relishing the challenge of playing in Europe.
"I feel that the move to Ulster will be a great opportunity for both me and my family," said Botha.
"I'm really looking forward to playing in Europe. The move is a great opportunity to see Ireland and the United Kingdom.
"But I want to experience the famous Northern Ireland culture first hand and I'm sure we'll end up venturing across to mainland Europe for holidays which we are all excited about.
"Meeting new people and seeing new places is always exciting and I can't wait to join the rest of the squad and get stuck into some serious training for the new season.
"However, the person I'm most excited about meeting is my new son who is due in November. My wife and myself are very excited about the impending new addition to our family."