Butch battles on
23 May 2006
Injury-prone flyhalf Butch James says the groin strain he picked at the Springbok training camp in Bloemfontein was not serious.
â€œI could have trained yesterday (Sunday) if I wanted to but I decided to rest and Iâ€™ll be running again on Wednesday,â€ James told Daily News rugby writer Zayn Nabbi. â€œIâ€™ve just strained my groin, nothing else. I think it might be because of the cold weather in Bloem, which my body isnâ€™t used to, but Iâ€™m pretty sure Iâ€™ll be fine.â€
The 27-year-old said it was great to be back, both with the Sharks and Boks.
â€œI was just happy to be playing Super 14 and I never expected a call up this soon after my comeback,â€ admitted James. â€œItâ€™s a bonus that Iâ€™ve been selected for the Boks and the atmosphere is much better than the last time I was here,â€ he said.
James last played Test-match rugby in 2002 when he was part of the infamous Springbok team that lost 53-3 to England at Twickenham.