17 Apr 2012

World Cup winner retires from rugby

7:32 am on 17 April 2012

The Springboks 2007 World Cup-winning first five Butch James has announced his retirement from test rugby.

33-year-old James isn't a first choice at his Super Rugby side the Lions, and there are several rising stars, and the incumbent Moren Steyn ahead of him in the Springboks' pecking order.