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Butch back in the tank
October 28, 2012, 22:19:53


Butch set for Sharks return

2012-10-28 19:51

Cape Town - Lions flyhalf Butch James is set to return to play for the Sharks which would delay his retirement until July next year.

The Springbok's career at the Lions looks likely to be over but according to the Sunday Times the 33-year-old could play one more season of Super Rugby for his old franchise in Durban.

"I haven’t signed yet," James was quoted as saying on Sunday. "It’s about 90% sure. I’ve been speaking to them and I’m keen to go. I’ll basically be the back-up flyhalf (to Patrick Lambie).

"Playing at 10 in this last Currie Cup just made me enjoy it again," said James. "I don’t want to in six months think I should have carried on playing. I won’t be able to come back then."

The 42-Test veteran has represented the Sharks, Bath (England) and Lions in his professional career.

Arthur John

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RE: Butch back in the tank
October 30, 2012, 00:54:57


      Not sure what club he plays for in Durban...either Collegians or Rovers I would guess.

That is the division he must stay in not rep the Sharks at this stage.......he is ancient, over the hill and a penality causer in his style of play.

He has had his time in the spotlight and the light has since faded terribly from 2007.

Thanks James now sit back and watch he young guns in action.

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