Butch James Signed Match Worn South African Rugby Shirt
Butch James Autographed Match Worn South African Shirt. A rare player worn and team issued South African shirt signed by Butch James. The shirt was issued to Butch James on the 21 August for the game against New Zealand. 100% authentic original autograph, hand signed by Butch James. A rare and valuable signed rugby shirt from the South African Rugby legend.
Butch James Bibliography
Andrew David "Butch" James was born 8 January 1979 and is a former South African rugby union player who represented the Springboxs 42 times and was a member of the team that won the 2007 Rugby World Cup. James's usual position was fly- half, though he also played inside centre.
Following the completion of the 2001 Super 12 season, Butch James was included in the Springboks squad and made his debut for South Africa at fly-half in a 32–23 loss to France at Ellis Park. In the following Test, also against France, he contributed five penalty goals in the 20–15 victory in Durban, but was later cited and suspended, missing South Africa's next match, against Italy. He returned for the 2001 Tri Nations Series and started at fly-half in every game, though South Africa only managed to win the one match – 20–15 against Australia in Durban.
Butch James was a part of the Springboks Squad in November 2002, and was a reserve against a Test against France at Stade Vélodrome in Marseilles, and was subsequently moved to starting fly-half for a Test against Scotland. He was switched to inside centre for the following match against England. South Africa lost all of those end-of-season Tests including the 53–3 drubbing by England.
Butch James was included in the Springboks 2006 Tri Nations Series squad, playing in the 35–17 loss to the All Blacks in Wellington, as well as in the following match, against Australia in Sydney. He made an impact in this game, in the first half, though one of his cross-field kicks was intercepted and led to a Mark Gerrard try. He was also selected for the end-of-year tour to Ireland and England.
After being omitted from the squad for the game against Ireland, James started in the first game against England. In the first half, he scored a try with the help of Jean de Villiers, and at the start of the second half he set up a try for Springbok wing Akona Ndungane, the first of his career. Although he scored 14 points (a try, two penalties, and a conversion), South Africa narrowly lost the game, 23–21, and James had to be substituted after suffering another knee injury, which meant he missed South Africa's 14–25 win in the second Test against England.
James was named in the Springboks squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He played in three pool matches, including those against Samoa and England, and in all three games in the knock-out stages. In the final, against England, his composure and ability to nullify the impact of his opposite number, Johnny Wilkinson, helped South Africa to a 15–6 win.
In his Springbok career he was capped 42 times and scored 159 points. The Springboks played their first test match at Soccer City on 21 August 2010, a Tri Nations match against New Zealand, which is where this shirt was awarded. They lost 22-29 to New Zealand.
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Dimensions; 102cm H x 73cm W x 4cm D