Lions' Butch James cited

2012-04-28 07:15

Cape Town - Lions replacement back Butch James has been cited for alleged foul play in their clash against the Brumbies in Johannesburg on Friday night.
James is alleged to have contravened 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), when he 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.

The incident occurred in the 63rd minute of the match at Coca-Cola Park, which the Brumbies won 34-20.
Referee Keith Brown penalised the incident and after discussion with his assistant, issued a yellow and white card to James.
However, upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.
The citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron.


  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-28 07:29

    What do you expect from a filthy-playing ex-shark? They breed them like that in the fishpaste bowl. Lions must be the WORST team ever in the history of Super Rugby. Please just end their misery now and relegate them to make way for the Super Kings in 2013

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-28 07:32

      Stem 100% saam. Bul groete.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-28 07:42

      oh please, watch the next game when the sharks are losing. they all play like that. it's in their culture

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-28 07:43

      Mister, ek het nou nie bedoel dat al die Sharks vuilgatte is nie. Maar tussen James, die du Plessis broers en Keegan Daniel is ons vriend Charles nie ver verkeerd nie. Bul groete.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-28 07:51

      mister you're mistaken. the feedback so far from SANZAR is that each of the 3 country's unions is allowed 5 teams. It's a 15 team format. So they have said to SA that how we coordinate our 5 teams is our problem. They are NOT saying that it must be the SAME 5 teams. So you have that wrong. Go read the SANZAR comments about it.

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-28 08:47

      Cherlie you musnt upset people, rugby lovers, as it is you upset the atheists already! Is long weekend

      John - 2012-04-28 09:25

      Charles it appears like your name says it all about you......

      Marius - 2012-04-28 09:33

      @ mister.bang .tidy SANZAR has no say in which 5 teams from each country will compete. As a matter of fact, there will be good chance that here might even be a different NZ franchise also in the mix next year, because they are also going to use the the SA model in future, where a rugby union owns the franchise licence. These licences are currently in the process of being tendered for by the various rugby unions in NZ.

      Schaun - 2012-04-28 11:13

      dont take lions out for spears, take the stormers out for the spears, atleast they got much better chance of winning the currie cup with their so called star players there all the time during currie cup. atleast its a trophee for their dusted offices and some headlines of no dissapointment,.. we all know stormers just a waist of time in super rugby since beginning,they make croud and everyone so happy and choke on matches that counts,prove me wrong and show me one cup for them in super rugby, and pls dont say conference cup...lmfao..conference cup

      Selma - 2012-04-28 12:03

      Why oh why did they give this hasbeen a contract? He has been a loose cannon since his debut for the Sharks, a yellow card liability, and terribly overrated. The Lions improved drastically when scrumhalf Cronje replaced Meyer. Unfortunately too late. The Brumbies no.8 is going to feature in many nightmares. Piere Spies, take note, that is how one tackles.

      Sam - 2012-04-28 13:17

      CharlesDUMBwin, your name says it all... The Bulls of 2001 was actually the worst team in Super Rugby history for a very long time, and see where they went from there. I am very unhappy with Butch, but he is one player from the Sharks with a (well deserved) reputation. As well deserved as Bakkies (who was never a Shark) or early Schalk Burger (never a Shark), or a handful of others anyone can name. And, by the way, I am a Lions fan, just in case you were wondering. As for your "Super Kings"... They can't even qualify for Currie Cup. They will be the biggest joke in Super Rugby ever. I can see them loosing by 50-100 points EVERY MATCH... They will truely make SA Rugby laughing stock of World Rugby!

      Donavan - 2012-04-28 19:10

      what a bonehead, your'e an idiot buddy. cant wait to see southern comfort get wooden spooned year after year.

  • PumaFred - 2012-04-28 07:29

    Amazing that this law is applied subjectively depending on who it is and who they playing against

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-28 07:32

      Nou praat jy rubbish en jy weet dit. Die aap is n vuilgat. End of story. Bul groete.

      Zion - 2012-04-28 07:36

      Bulldust: This guy has a mile long record for dirty play.

      Blouvitrioel - 2012-04-28 07:45

      Oom Zion is reg. Hulle jaag vir Burton weg om vir hierdie vuilgat idioot n job te gee. Bul groete.

      Niel - 2012-04-28 08:11

      I don't think punishing butch will teach him, what I do think will help is when the lions play the chiefs, they should allow sonnybill to shoulder charge butch, that should get the point accross to him.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-04-28 09:00

      If we refer to the Chiefs/Sharks game last week then Puma is correct. Not a word about the high flying no arm tackle on Mvovo which took both players from the field... Butch is an idiot that is agreed, but these kiwi refs certainly don't apply the same rules to both sides.

      Sheldon - 2012-04-28 09:08

      Serve him right.what an idiot to made a tackle like that after the ref signalled a penalty advantage for lions

      Raymond - 2012-04-28 14:24

      Thug James

      Massey - 2012-04-28 15:49

      Stem saam met Blou, die Lions sal beter span wees sonder hom. Hy is bekend vir sy vuilgatgeit. Hy specialty is natuurlik die hoogvat, so lekker om die nek. Plaas kry hy net vir hom 'n boyfriend en los die rugbyspelers uit.

  • Wikus Erasmus - 2012-04-28 07:35

    Same old Butch... more tackle, less kiss boetie...

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-28 07:38

      same old shark. they all play like that. just put a shark team under pressure without a hope of winning a game, and this type of dirty play comes out. every time !!!

      Dennis - 2012-04-28 08:14

      O M G Charles, you sure are a very angry person !!! Do you play darts ?

      Stormkaap - 2012-04-28 08:48

      What you mean tackle.. this oke hast learnt to make a proper tackle yet wif his arms. Experience teaches you not to make the same mistakes.. He has no retentive memory..

      Franklyn - 2012-04-28 22:00

      Butch will vlei Morne.

  • Mandy - 2012-04-28 08:15

    At least it wasn't a cashewnut tackle, like the one Masaga pulled on Mvovo. ( apparently we are permitted to call it any kind of nut, except the c***nut)

  • Kevan - 2012-04-28 08:27

    CharlesDumbwin, which team do you support. Please back up your statements with which players in the sharks team are dirty players and when did they do what you say they do. Please do not be shy to say which team do you support. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-04-28 09:34

      Charles also supports the flying spaghetti monster

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-28 09:57

      There are players in every franchise who have reutations for being "dirty" Problem with Dumbwin is that he is so blinkered about the Sharks that he tars the whole team with the same brush. It's like saying the Bulls were a filthy team because of Bakkies. I will tell you however that off the field, Butch James is one of the nicest people you could wish to meet, so too is Bakkies, problem is, that when they get on the field of play, they tend to have the occasional brain-fart which taints their whole game (and reputation)

  • Roy - 2012-04-28 08:49

    Thank heavens that this dirty player decided to give up playing International games. Butch James has always been an outright dirty player. Let's hope he gives up playing for the Lions and any other franchise or Mitchell does not consider using him again. Good riddance to him.

  • Staalburger - 2012-04-28 10:06

    Let's list and rate some of our famous dirty players for interest sake. Butch James - 9/10, Bakkies Botha - 6/10, Bismarck - 6/10, Robbie Fleck - 7/10, Jannie du Plessis - 4/10, Brendon Venter - 5/10, James Dalton - 7/10.

  • Blip - 2012-04-28 10:07

    Armless Butch? No surprises there!

  • Antoine - 2012-04-28 10:16

    I watched this game last night and it is beyond me to think that Butch James has not learnt anything over the years, his lack of discipline and just being simply not so bright makes me wonder if the time has not come to gracefully put him into touch, The lions were in so much trouble last night, they could ill afford this and one of the most experienced players pulls a move of an absolute novice, this cannot encourage and build the team. I feel for the coach of the lions team and i just hope for them as an SA team they will have a glimmer of hope and something to bring home in terms of a win!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-28 10:26

      the scary part was, when Butch was off the lions had their best period of play. how on earth could the Super Kings possibly perform any worse than these lions next year ??? I say it's time for a change. ditch the loser lions and give someone else a chance

  • Master - 2012-04-28 10:39

    So Charles Dumb Ass you are stating the Sharks are dirty players but you support a team coming into the S15 with a captain that stated that he would spit on the springbok jersey mmmmmm me wonders why you are a dumb ass get another sport to watch and support can i suggest table tennis

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-04-28 16:02

    Some things you just can't teach. As the boere say "hy is maar so"....

  • Dewald - 2012-04-28 16:51

    Charlie my maat die Kings kan dan nie eers hul eie liga wen nie,wat nog te praat van n Super wedstryd. Die Lions is pateties ja maar die Kings gaan nie hond haar af maak in Super rugby nie.

  • johann.h.haggard - 2012-04-28 16:59

    Send him back....He has done nothing for the Lions....He is a bully and a has been

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