Lions' Butch James suspended

2012-04-29 09:05

Cape Town - Lions replacement flyhalf Butch James has been suspended for four weeks after he was cited for foul play in their clash against the Brumbies.

SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron accepted a guilty plea from James for contravening Law 10.4 (h) (A player must not charge into a ruck or maul. Charging includes any contact made without use of the arms, or without grasping that player), after he was cited following the match on Friday evening.

James charged into a ruck near the Brumbies goalline and made contact with Brumbies lock Scott Fardy after a penalty had been blown to the Lions.

James has been suspended from all forms of the game up to and including Saturday, 26 May 2012.

The incident occurred in the 63rd minute of the match at Coca-Cola Park, which the Brumbies won 34-20.


  • Fanus - 2012-04-29 09:13

    Hulle moet hom parmanent skors hoort ni in sa rugby

      Jan - 2012-04-29 09:18

      Ek dink hy doen dit met die hoop dat hulle hom sal skors. Verdien n vet salaris op die einde van sy loopbaan en hy hoef nie te speel nie. Wat meer kan n man voor vra.

      Charles - 2012-04-29 11:04

      What did the Lions hire him for in the 1st place? Couldn't they see that he'd cost the Springboks many international games? What a waste of good money!

      Francois - 2012-04-29 19:19

      Name the games, Charles, PLEASE. Name all of the international games that Butch cost SA and please be specific how - yellow card, or penalty given away or kick at goal missed. Just strange that he was the flyhalf of a WC winning team.

      sakkie.lessing - 2012-05-02 11:22

      Hy is eintlik n baie goeie speler, maar hy het geen dissiplene nie. So n speler hoort nie in enige sport nie. Hoe gaan doen hy nie n bietjie MMA nie, dan sien ons wat doen daardie manne met hom. Hulle sal hom uit mekkar haal in die "cage".

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-29 09:16

    Ja, all these filthy shark, ex-shark players must be banned from rugby !!! Their dirty play is the rot of SA rugby !!!

      Master - 2012-04-29 09:40

      Oh i see Mr Dumb Ass is around again.

      Rinus - 2012-04-29 09:41

      The get coached to be arrogant and dirty over there Charles - du Plessis brothers, Kockett, Butch, etc.....

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-29 10:22

      Hey retard, why don't you look at the Bulls? JP Nel is/was the biggest thug in SA rugby. Now go and play in your corner you imbecile!

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-29 10:24

      JP Nel is the biggest thug SA has ever seen. A walking yellow card. The Bulls had to play dirty to win the 2007 Super 14. Only a blind dumb@ss cannot see that.

      Kevin - 2012-04-29 17:58

      Charlie, if I may call you that, it seems appropriate. Leave the Sharks alone, comment on the issues at hand and stop being such a bigot. I haven't read a constructive comment from you ever............

      Den%c3%a9se - 2012-04-29 19:19

      Sharks DO NOT get taught to play dirty- perhaps some get over-eager. Bulls DO but they also get taught how to not get caught.

      Den%c3%a9se - 2012-04-29 19:22

      WELL SAID MALCOLM86. If the Bulls had truly won the 2007 Super 14 - which the Sharks won hands down - then we would not STILL be talking about it!

      Ken - 2012-04-29 23:35

      @Malcolm86 You are an angry bunny, aren't you!

      Chris - 2012-04-30 05:04

      sa rugby is ' dirty ' thugby

      sakkie.lessing - 2012-05-02 11:25

      You don't think the other teams have players that don't play dirty. Utterly stupid comment!!!!!!

  • Rerrits - 2012-04-29 09:19

    Bakkies is relieved, someone has eventually taken his place.

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  • Rob - 2012-04-29 09:32

    Without pay I hope.

  • Rinus - 2012-04-29 09:39

    Swak, swak, swak ... duidelik aspris om nie saam te hoef gaan toer in 'n verloorspan nie. Jy is 'n skande want jy drop jou spanmaats! Eers "retire" jy van bok rugby terwyl jy weet jy gaan nooit weer deur Heyneke gekies word en nou dit?!? Good riddance of garbage, Lions....

  • Master - 2012-04-29 09:46

    I must admit that was very stupid play by BUTCH who plays for the Lions and not the Sharks Dumb Ass and referring to the Sharks as thugs mmmmmmmmmm Just another Dumb Ass comment

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-29 09:52

      He learnt that dirty play at the sharks, he was a sharks for like 8 years. They breed that dirty play down in durban

      Master - 2012-04-29 10:03

      Most Penalties Conceded 1. Dean Mumm (Waratahs) 14 1. Derick Minnie (Lions) 14 1. Matthew Hodgson (Force) 14 4. Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks) 13 4. Werner Kruger (Bulls) 13 6. Ben Tameifuna (Chiefs) 12 6. Sona Taumalolo (Chiefs) 12 8. Coenrad Oosthuizen (Cheetahs) 11 8. James Horwill (Reds) 11 8. Salesi Ma'afu (Force) 11 8. Tiaan Liebenberg (Stormers) 11 8. WP Nel (Cheetahs) 11 13. Ben May (Hurricanes) 10 13. Benn Robinson (Waratahs) 10 13. Dean Greyling (Bulls) 10 13. Jason Eaton (Hurricanes) 10 13. Nathan Sharpe (Force) 10 18. Ben Daley (Reds) 9 18. David Pocock (Force) 9 18. Steven Sykes (Sharks) 7

      Tokolos - 2012-04-29 13:00

      Durban Fieta!!!

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-29 13:09

      In Pretoria, they breed players to collect yellow cards, cheat on their wives, drink heavily, take drugs, and murder policemen...

      Bomb - 2012-04-29 14:57

      Now do the same for career yellow/red cards received, that should be interesting!

      Master - 2012-04-29 17:36

      Leading Super Rugby Yellow and Red Cards after Round 5 Player Team Red Cards Yellow Cards Francois Hougaard Bulls 1 0 Tristan Moran Hurricanes 0 2 Ross Skeate Sharks 0 1 Ben May Hurricanes 0 1 Jacques Potgieter Bulls 0 1 Johan Goosen Cheetahs 0 1 Willie Le Roux Cheetahs 0 1 Digby Ioane Reds 0 1 Tatafu Polota-Nau Waratahs 0 1 Dean Mumm Waratahs 0 1 Jason Eaton Hurricanes 0 1 Richard Kingi Melbourne Rebels 0 1 Michael Hobbs Blues 0 1 Rene Ranger Blues 0 1 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen Hurricanes 0 1 Andries Strauss Cheetahs 0 1 Ali Williams Blues 0 1 Cameron Shepherd Western Force 0 1

      Paul Botha - 2012-04-30 14:03

      Malcolm u are the biggest twat if come across ! What went wrong in ur life to say such stupid things ?

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-04-29 10:08

    @charles...jy vergeet van die vuilgat bul bakkies gelukkig kom hy nie van die Sharks nie!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-29 10:10

      miskien nie maar hy eet vis, so ...

      Tokolos - 2012-04-29 10:39

      Ou Pieta.... Jy praat nie so van Bakkies nie. Jy sal 'n fluiter teen die oor kry jong. Waar is jou kultuur? Bakkies is Chuck Norris ou maat. As bakkies by die see kom op vakansie swem hy gou eers twee lengtes net om op te warm. Jy sal geklap raak ou perd. Loftus Groete!!!

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-29 10:50

      Bulls supporters showing their class, or lack thereof. Imbeciles. Stick to your klippies and coke. It's all you good for.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-29 12:10

      lol, another little guppie supporter with his knickers in a knot. classic!

      Tokolos - 2012-04-29 12:55

      Malcolmpiepiepie.... Jy kan chill ou perd. Dit was tong in die kies. Die Sharks het nie gespeel die naweek nie so julle het nie weer verloor nie. Jy kan maar rustig raak ou seun!

  • Kevin - 2012-04-29 10:26

    agree on this BUT what about bthe tackels made by the Chiefs against the Sharks - not even a citing - PATHETIC

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-29 10:51

      Agree. Masaga should have been given at least 5 weeks for that thuggish hit on Mvovo. Goes to show the lack of consistency. I can only hope that Haskell gets 8 weeks for using Downey's face as a punching bag.

      Tokolos - 2012-04-29 12:58

      Malcolmpie... This is rugby. Toughen up or go support ballet!!! Pansy!!!

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-29 13:18

      Tokolos you retard of note. Take the blinkers off and watch that again. Masaga never intended using his arms. He lined Mvovo up and went at him without even bothering to slow down. It was just as bad as the Butch shoulder charge. Then again you're a Bulls supporter and this was what JP Nel or Bakkies would have done. I guess I can't expect you to be objective

  • Andrew - 2012-04-29 10:34

    The sooner he retires the bettetr for the game!!!

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-04-29 12:45

    pls, pls pls, sanzar get rid of players like thug james and kie!! they give sa rugby a bad name... thug james is a has been, apart from the fact that he is useless.

  • Theunis - 2012-04-29 13:07

    Julle verstaan nie vir Butch nie.Sy killer instinct haak soms vas as hy n opponent probeer kloon (maw in twee eenderse gedeeltes verdeel) Ons eie,plaaslik vervaardigde moordhaai wat ons noodsaaklik as enigste uitkoms in verweer moet aanwend teen Kiwi & Oz spelers wat hoofsaaklik touwys is in vuil en gemene taktiek.Dit is deel van die spel,daarom het skeidsregters n fluitjie,geel kaarte en rooi kaarte. Tennis,golf en 'days of our life' is dalk meer bedoel vir sensitiewe kykers.

  • Phillys - 2012-04-29 13:55

    Malcolm, which side do you support in S15?

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-29 15:47

      He must be a fishpaste (toothless, dirty, shark) supporter. He sounds like it ...

  • cjamneck - 2012-04-29 14:22

    Kan iemand dalk rugby praat ipv mekaar en ander spanne name noem....crazy! Grow up!

  • Phillys - 2012-04-29 14:59

    oh poor little Malcolmb86, still pissing in his panties after his teams humiliating loss in Durban by a better side in may 2007!!! Ah yes!!!! I remember it well......... whilst murdering a policeman and swilling a brandy and coke in my drug enduced state, i can vaguely remember Habana going over the tryline in the 82 minute!!! Me and my skelm pomp laughed our heads off because all the little goldfish on the field were busy looking up at the clock whilst he scored. hahahahahahahahah!!!! Read your bitter posts again, you pigeon-chested little wimp. you really need to get a life!!! start playing rugby for the first time, or collect stamps but get over yourself and your teams piss poor performance !!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-29 15:29

      LOL !!! Classic. The fishpaste club are just useless ...

      Tokolos - 2012-04-29 17:23

      Phillys... The Tokolos like the way you think. Lekker tune jy ou Malcolmpie!

  • Dave - 2012-04-29 16:23

    He should be chucked out the game for good, this is how he plays and its not the first time, he is a chop!!

  • Dave - 2012-04-29 16:24

    he should be banned for good, not the first time and wont be the last.......he's a useless chop

  • JP - 2012-04-29 23:43

    Speel die man nog?

  • dougpf - 2012-04-30 02:17

    He doesn't have the brains to match his talent. The guy's a idiot!

  • Kay - 2012-04-30 06:59

    Butch - PLEASE retire NOW from all forms of Rugby - you are an embarrassment to this great game

  • Kay - 2012-04-30 07:05

    Chares Dumbwin - please send a photo of yourself to show all that you are really as dumb as you look

  • Douglas - 2012-04-30 07:30

    I have always reguarded thie guy a really dirty player, no matter how good he might of been, should never be put in a Lions jersy, he spends more time off the field than he does on the field! What a waste. Rather retire

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-04-30 08:57

    nice way to make sure he doesnt go on tour with a loosing team!! he should be banned for live, his match fees and salary must be suspended too. then you will see how quickly thugs like butch change their attitudes.

  • Raeez - 2012-04-30 09:00

    Who cares? Might aswell put a highschool boy in his place. Its not gonna make a differance, as they playing like school boys anyway. Sad to see my Lions fall apart after a good Currie cup :(

  • Theunis - 2012-04-30 21:47

    Lekker Butch.You can kill em all,,just remember to close your arms round the target when you hit em hard.

  • Wiets - 2012-05-01 13:15

    4 weke sonder Butch ...klink goed vir my dankie. Dit kan die game heeltemal verander ( in a good way )

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