James staying with Bath
World Cup winner will not be joining the Stormers
Last Updated: 01/03/10 4:41pm
James: Staying with Bath
Butch James will not be joining the Stormers for the 2011 Super 15 season, according to his management company.
There has been mounting speculation that the World Cup-winning fly-half would return to South Africa next season, having left the Sharks to join Bath in 2007.
However reports that he has signed a deal with the Western Province franchise for the 2011 season have been dismissed.
Speaking on the Prosport Int twitter account, global managing director Craig Livingstone said: "Butch James has not signed for the Stormers for 2011 despite media reports. His contract with Bath until June 2012."
James is currently facing a month on the sidelines at the Rec after injuring his shoulder against Worcester.