Butch set for Sharks return

2012-10-28 19:51
Butch James (Gallo Images)
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.


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