|Date Of Birth||26/08/1977 (40)|
|Height||182cm / 6'|
|Weight||96kg / 15st 1lbs|
Son of famous cricketer Ian Botham, his godfather is the great West Indian cricket captain Sir Viv Richards.
Liam initially followed in his father’s footsteps playing county cricket for Hampshire before leaving the sport in 1997 to play rugby union for West Hartlepool. A powerful wing, he made his debut for England U21 in same year before moving to Cardiff (for whom he played 72 times, scoring 42 tries) then Newcastle Falcons.
In 2003 he switched codes to Rugby League signing for Leeds Rhinos. Although playing well for the Rhinos, Botham signed for Wigan towards the end of the season, feeling he could not get a regular place in the Rhinos team at that time.
In 2005 (at the age of just 27) he announced his retirement after a neck injury and in 2006 Liam set up a company with his friend James Miller offering executive sporting trips to South Africa, Australia and other destinations.
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