James Dalton (rugby player)

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James Dalton
Date of birth (1972-08-16) 16 August 1972 (age 47)
Place of birthJohannesburg, South Africa
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight95.45 kg (15 st 0.4 lb)
SchoolJeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992 Transvaal
Eastern Province
94 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–2002 South Africa 41 25
Official website

James Dalton (born 16 August 1972 in Johannesburg), is a South African rugby union player, who played for the South Africa national rugby union team. He played as a hooker (1.77 m and 95 kg). He was educated at Parktown Boys' High School and Matriculated at Jeppe High School for Boys in Johannesburg, South Africa

Winner of the 1995 World Cup, he didn't play in the final or the semi-final. In his only pool match, against Canada, he took part in a fight, and was suspended for the rest of the tournament.



  • Transvaal and Northern Transvaal (Blue Bulls) (South Africa)

National team[edit]

He played his first game for the Springboks on 8 October 1994 against Argentina. His last test match took place on 23 November 2002 against England.

He played in the 1995 World Cup (2 games, winners). Although it is widely reported he took part in a fight which led to him missing the remainder of the 1995 World cup, TV footage shows that James Dalton was trying to stop the fight and calm the situation down.


With the Springboks[edit]

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