James Dalton (rugby player)
|Date of birth||16 August 1972|
|Place of birth||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||95.45 kg (15 st 0.4 lb)|
|School||Jeppe High School for Boys, Johannesburg|
|Rugby union career|
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)
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
- Winners of the 1995 Rugby World Cup
- 43 Caps
- Caps by year: 1 in 1994, 5 in 1995, 7 in 1996, 9 in 1997, 12 in 1998 and 9 in 2002.