Butch confirms Sharks move

2012-11-05 20:34
Butch James (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Springbok flyhalf Butch James has confirmed that he will play for the Sharks in next year's Super Rugby competition.

He was in Durban last week for medical tests after his contract at the Lions was not renewed.

And on Monday James, 33, announced via his twitter account that a deal has been sealed with his former team. "Officially Black & White for next year! Its good to be home!!" he tweeted.

James will be backup flyhalf to Patrick Lambie and will be used in a mentor-type role by the Durban franchise.

"We want to use Butch as a mentor for the younger players - he will specifically be utilised to help players with their goal-kicking as well as tactical kicking. He will work closely with young flyhalves like Fred Zeilinga (under-21 player)," Rudolf Straeuli, the commercial manager of the Sharks, said last week.

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