Frano Botica

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Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Frano Michael Botica
Born
Saturday, 3rd August, 1963
Current Age
60 years and 264 days
Place Of Birth
Mangakino, Waikato, New Zealand

Biography

Former All Black (7 Tests) was an ace goal-kicking winger/fullback during Wigan’s championship reign in the early 1990s. Botica returned to NZ with Wigan coach John Monie in 1995 for the Warriors’ debut season but left only one season and saw out his professional career with Castleford in 1996-97. He has since returned to rugby union, playing in Wales, NZ and France.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Charity Shield - UK 2 1 2   - 8 1 1 0 50.00% List
Lancashire Cup 7 3 41   1 95 6 1 0 85.71% List
English Championship 109 41 483   8 1138 94 12 3 86.24% List
Regal Trophy 16 4 70   2 158 13 3 0 81.25% List
Challenge Cup 27 12 135   1 319 26 0 1 96.30% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 4 - 19   - 38 2 2 0 50.00% List
Test Series 6 - 23   - 46 3 3 0 50.00% List
World Cup 2 - 8   - 16 1 1 0 50.00% List
World Club Challenge 3 - 12   - 24 2 1 0 66.67% List
Premiership Trophy 11 5 76   1 173 10 1 0 90.91% List
Tour Matches Wigan Warriors 2 - 1   - 2 0 2 0 0.00% List
NRL 5 2 19   - 46 4 1 0 80.00% List
Super League 21 5 84   2 190 9 12 0 42.86% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1991, 1993 7 - 25   - 50 3 4 0 42.86% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1991 2 - 8   - 16 1 1 0 50.00% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Auckland ARL 1995 5 2 19 / 26 73.08% - 46 4 1 0 80.00% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Warriors 1995 5 2 19 / 26 73.08% - 46 4 1 0 80.00% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1990/91 29 17 124   - 316 24 3 2 82.76% List
Wigan 1991/92 32 11 150   2 346 29 3 0 90.63% List
Wigan 1991/92 1 - 6   - 12 1 0 0 100.00% List
Wigan 1992/93 38 15 177   5 419 33 4 1 86.84% List
Wigan 1992/93 1 - 2   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
Wigan 1993/94 39 13 169   6 396 34 5 0 87.18% List
Wigan 1994/95 1 - 4   - 8 1 0 0 100.00% List
Wigan 1994/95 32 9 185   - 406 29 2 1 90.63% List
Castleford 1996 21 5 84   2 190 9 12 0 42.86% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1990-94 173 65 817   13 1907 151 18 4 87.28% List
Castleford 1996 21 5 84   2 190 9 12 0 42.86% List
Overall1990-1996 194 70 901   15 2,097 160 30 4 82.47% List

Your Say

  • Yorkshire FC Bill
    19/04/2014

    Best goal kicker I have ever seen the best of the best. That includes Wakefield Trinity Neil Fox, Leeds Lewis Jones, Wigan George Fairburn and Hull FC Sammy Lloyd.

  • Anonymous
    08/08/2021

    When he missed there was a gasp of dis belief ????

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Bill Bates, Alan Katzmann

Sources: ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1996, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-96, Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1994-95, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1993-94, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92