Ben Botica

Born: October 7, 1989 (age 28)

Height: 5'10.5" (180cm)
Weight: 13st 5lb (85kg)

Hometown: Takapuna, New Zealand

Position: Fly-Half
Ben Botica of Harlequins runs under pressure from Logovii Mulipola of Leicester Tigers during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Harlequins at Welford Road on November 2, 2013
Sports Mole has 33 articles about Ben Botica. Articles 1 to 33:
Harlequins wing Tim Visser races through to score as Rhys Patchell of the Blues reacts in the background during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Cardiff Blues and Harlequins at Cardiff Arms Park on November 19, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales
Result: Harlequins come from behind to see off Cardiff Blues
Harlequins come from behind to clinch a 32-20 win over Cardiff Blues in Thursday night's European Challenge Cup clash at the Cardiff Arms Park.
Nov 19, 22:01
Joe Simpson of Wasps dives into score the second try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Harlequins and Wasps at Twickenham Stoop on January 17, 2015
Result: Wasps claim vital victory away at Harlequins
Wasps score two first-half tries as they beat Harlequins 23-3 in Pool Two of the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Jan 17, 21:44
Tim Swiel of the Cell C Sharks in action during the Super Rugby match between Cell C Sharks and Highlanders at Growthpoint Kings Park on April 25, 2014
Harlequins bring in Tim Swiel on short-term deal
Harlequins sign Tim Swiel on a four-month loan deal from South African side the Sharks as cover for injured fly-half Ben Botica.
Oct 29, 09:32
Chris Robshaw of Harlequins looks to break during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Wasps at Twickenham Stoop on September 20, 2014
Result: Harlequins narrowly beat London Wasps
Harlequins come from behind in the second half to secure a 26-23 win over London Wasps in the Aviva Premiership.
Sep 20, 17:16
Ben Foden (L) of Northampton celebrates with team mates after scoring a try during the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final match against Sale Sharks on April 3, 2014
Result: Northampton Saints beat Harlequins to reach Challenge Cup final
Northampton Saints reach the final of the Challenge Cup following an 18-10 win over Harlequins.
Apr 25, 22:08
Tim Molenaar of Harlequins is held by Neil Briggs and Julian Salvi (L) during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Leicester Tigers at the Twickenham Stoop on April 18, 2014
Result: Harlequins narrowly beat Leicester Tigers
Harlequins beat Leicester Tigers 24-20 to keep their hopes of reaching the Aviva Premiership playoffs alive.
Apr 18, 21:58
Ben Botica of Harlequins runs under pressure from Logovii Mulipola of Leicester Tigers during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Harlequins at Welford Road on November 2, 2013
Ben Botica pens Harlequins extension
Harlequins fly-half Ben Botica signs a contract extension with the club until 2017.
Feb 24, 13:32
Mike Tindall of Gloucester is tackled during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester and Harlequins at the Kingsholm Stadium on February 22, 2014
Result: Gloucester narrowly beat Harlequins
Gloucester Rugby beat Harlequins 25-20 at Kingsholm Stadium in the Aviva Premiership.
Feb 22, 15:58
Ben Botica of Harlequins runs under pressure from Logovii Mulipola of Leicester Tigers during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Harlequins at Welford Road on November 2, 2013
Result: Harlequins edge past Newcastle Falcons
Two late penalties from Ben Botica give Harlequins an 18-14 win over Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.
Feb 15, 16:47
Joe Carlisle of London Wasps kicks a penalty during the Amlin Challenge Cup match between London Wasps and Grenoble at Adams Park on December 15, 2013
Result: Late try gives Harlequins win
A late try from Sam Smith gives Harlequins a win over London Wasps in this afternoon's Aviva Premiership clash.
Feb 9, 14:49
Scarlets' Welsh flanker Aaron Shingler challenges Racing Metro's Fijian flanker Sakiusa Matadigo and flanker Dan Lydiate during the European Cup rugby union match between Racing Metro and Scarlets at the Yves du Manoir stadium in Colombes on January 10, 2
Result: Harlequins edge out Scarlets
Harlequins fire a late penalty to edge a 22-20 victory over Scarlets in their final Heineken Cup encounter.
Jan 19, 17:05
Ben Botica of Harlequins runs under pressure from Logovii Mulipola of Leicester Tigers during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Harlequins at Welford Road on November 2, 2013
Result: Harlequins enjoy comfortable win
Harlequins run out comfortable winners in their Heineken Cup clash against Racing Metro this afternoon.
Dec 15, 14:46
Harlequins's Jack Clifford breaks clear to score his team's second try against Sale on October 26, 2013
Result: Harlequins too strong for Sale Sharks
Harlequins score two tries to clinch a 24-3 win over Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership.
Oct 26, 17:18
Tom Williams of Harlequins poses for a portrait at the Surrey Sports Park on August 19, 2013
Result: Harlequins go down to Clermont Auvergne
Clermont Auvergne run in three first-half tries on their way to inflicting a second straight Heineken Cup defeat on Harlequins in France.
Oct 20, 17:05
Conor O'Shea, the Harlequins director of rugby looks on during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Leicester Tigers and Harlequins at Welford Road on May 11, 2013
Conor O'Shea: 'Nick Evans not to blame for Harlequins defeat'
Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea says that fly-half Nick Evans is not to blame for the team's defeat to Northampton Saints last night.
Sep 14, 11:59
Harlequins' Danny Care is tackled by Bath's Stephen Donald on April 13, 2013
Result: Dominant second half gives Harlequins win
Harlequins overturn a half-time deficit to record their first win in four matches against Bath in the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.
Apr 13, 16:14
Harlequins' Ugo Monye scores the first try of the match against Exeter on March 2, 2013
Result: Strong second half seals Exeter Chiefs win
Two second-half tries for Exeter Chiefs allowed the visitors to beat Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.
Mar 2, 17:15
Harlequins' Danny Care is tackled during the match against Biarritz on January 18, 2013
Result: Charlie Matthews brace helps Harlequins to win
Harlequins increase their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership with a 30-21 win over Sale Sharks.
Feb 22, 22:05
Harlequins' Danny Care goes over to score a try against Leicester Tigers on February 16, 2013
Result: Harlequins edge past Leicester Tigers
Harlequins have seen off Leicester Tigers, thanks largely to the boot of Ben Botica.
Feb 16, 19:08
Harlequins' Danny Care is tackled during the match against Biarritz on January 18, 2013
Preview: Harlequins vs. Leicester Tigers
Sports Mole previews Saturday's top-of-the-table clash in the Aviva Premiership as leaders Leicester Tigers travel to Harlequins.
Feb 15, 18:51
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Result: Harlequins edge past Ospreys
Harlequins progress in the LV=Cup with a narrow 16-12 win at Ospreys.
Feb 3, 18:52
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Result: Quins make it three from three in LV=Cup
Harlequins defeat London Welsh 23-6 to make it three wins in the LV= Cup.
Jan 26, 18:40
Harlequins Sam Smith runs on to score a try against Zebre on December 15, 2012
Result: Harlequins thrash Zebre in Heineken Cup
Harlequins score seven tries to record an easy win over Italian side Zebre in the Heineken Cup.
Dec 15, 16:56
Nick Evans
Result: Zebre crushed by Harlequins
Harlequins score nine tries to secure their third win in this season's Heineken Cup.
Dec 8, 15:31
Conor O'Shea
Conor O'Shea proud of Harlequins "bottle"
Harlequins coach Conor O'Shea is proud of his side's "bottle" in Friday's 21-12 win over Bath in the LV= Cup.
Nov 17, 00:24
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Result: Harlequins edge out Bath in LV= Cup
Ben Botica kicks over 15 points as Harlequins beat Bath 21-12 at Twickenham Stoop in the LV Cup.
Nov 16, 21:47
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Result: Late try secures win for Harlequins in close contest with Northampton Saints
Harlequins score a last-minute try to secure a narrow victory over Northampton Saints.
Nov 10, 14:58
Tom Casson
Result: Harlequins edge London Irish in thriller
A last-gasp try from Tom Casson gives Harlequins a narrow victory over London Irish in a wonderful Aviva Premiership clash at the Madejski Stadium.
Oct 28, 16:15
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Result: Harlequins earn vital win against Connacht
Harlequins open up their lead at the top of Heineken Cup Pool 3 with a 30-22 victory over Connacht at Galway Sportsground.
Oct 20, 20:05
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Team News: Connacht vs. Harlequins
Youngster Ben Botica is given his first start as Harlequins face Connaght.
Oct 19, 20:53
Nick Evans
Nick Evans out for three weeks
An ankle injury rules former New Zealand international Nick Evans out for around three weeks.
Oct 17, 16:10
Danny Care touches down for Harlequins
Result: Harlequins see off Biarritz
A spirited second-half performance from Harlequins sees them beat Biarritz 40-13 in tonight's Heineken Cup Pool 3 clash at Twickenham Stoop.
Oct 13, 19:54
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Result: Harlequins 40-3 London Welsh
London Welsh's baptism of fire continues as they are beaten 40-3 away to champions Harlequins.
Sep 7, 21:33



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