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Butch deal confirmed


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 6 Nov 2012 at 08:00
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Former Sharks and Springbok flyhalf Butch James will once again don the Black and White of the Sharks as his move back to the franchise has been confirmed.

James took to twitter with the announcement, stating – “Officially Black & White for next year! Its good to be home”.

The 33 year old World Cup winning player is said to be backup to Pat Lambie for the 2013 Super Rugby season while mentoring the young flyhalves coming through the ranks in Fred Zeilinga and Robert du Preez.



25 Comments

  • is there any relation to the original robert du preez?

    and in the baby boks junior squad there is a morne du plessis is there any relation there?

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.11.12 08:03:22 by MJ Reply
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  • @MJ (Comment 1) :

    Robert du Preez is the son of the Springbok Robert du Preez..

    As for Morne du Plessis, I am not sure..

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.11.12 08:09:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : thanks

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.11.12 08:11:24 by MJ Reply

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  • Welcome back Butch!!! Great to have a player like you back in the Black & White.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.11.12 08:36:02 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Always knew he would come home..good player to have..plum must just work on his discipline but he has bmt to win big games for us…

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.11.12 08:40:58 by shaniboi Reply

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  • welcome back ‘brother’. you joining the lions did not sit very well with me and made me despise you a little (like owen joining utd, figo joining madrid, etc); but now that you home — we can love you again.

    yes guys. i took it that seriously.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.11.12 08:47:45 by Jeremiser Reply
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  • As long as Lambie plays only at flyhalf, and Butch is really only used as backup.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.11.12 09:03:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Welcome home Butch! The value of a World Cup Winner can never be underestimated!

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.11.12 09:25:41 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Good to have you back Butch. You can definitely still add value and you looked crap in a Lions jersey.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.11.12 09:31:56 by jonnow Reply

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  • cue more yellow cards and citings..

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.11.12 09:37:48 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 10) : As long as one of them is for a stiff arm tackle to the head of Luke Watson then I’m okay with it.

    I’m not looking forward to the new SR season for 2 reasons.
    1. We’ll have the same “this is the season for the Sharks” crap all over.
    2. Ask me I’ll give you an opinion will be back in the media.

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.11.12 09:42:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rich, the Butch deal was confirmed on the Sharks facebook page on the 2nd of November:

    “The Sharks have extended the contracts of Marcell Coetzee, Pat Lambie, Francois Steyn and Louis Ludik. We welcome Franco van der Merwe and Butch James on loan from the Lions for the 2013 Super Rugby Competition.”

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.11.12 09:58:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    Nr. 2 being…. Ollie le Roux? Or David Campese?

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.11.12 09:58:56 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 13) : joel stransky :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.11.12 10:00:29 by Megatron Reply

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  • More importantly there are reports on News24 and Beeld that Lambie has been at 10 during the Bok practice sessions.

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.11.12 10:43:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Wlcome back Buth “Coathanger” James!!! We missed you…

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.11.12 10:47:17 by Viking Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) :

    The Sharks site is about as reliable as Morne Steyn’s goal kicking at this stage..

    I waited for official confirmation, which came from the player himself in this case..

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.11.12 10:48:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 15) : I hope he makes it count. Sometimes these end of year tours can be more of a curse than a blessing. He just needs to make sure he steps up and make it a blessing.

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.11.12 10:48:35 by Viking Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : I see Gavin Rich from Currie Cup will spend Christmas in Durban is now onto Sharks will win Super Rugby :shock:

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.11.12 14:41:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : Good to know. Thanks.

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.11.12 14:45:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I am not sure whether to be excited about Butch or not. He was a good solid player (barring these wandering arms every now and then :lol: ) but some of his showing at the Lions weren’t that exciting. Imo he was quite instrumental in their loss to the Bulls in the last game of round-robin.

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.11.12 14:45:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 21) : I’m with you. A lot of mixed feelings on this one – would have been much more excited if a full-time specialist coach was announced. Maybe in time he can fulfill that role.

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.11.12 15:23:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 13) :
    @Megatron (Comment 14) :
    Luke Watson. :(

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.11.12 15:30:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 19) : He obviously know that when the Sharks are favourites (even against 15 blue and white striped drums) they manage to still lose. So he is not actually praising us he is trying to nuetralise us. :)

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.11.12 15:33:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Butch looked good at 10, it was at 12 he looked bad. He will help youngsters a lot, just don’t let him give them tackle advice.

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.11.12 16:15:23 by JD Reply
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