Ex-Springbok in court after car crash

04 April 2017 - 09:48 By Aron Hyman
Former Springbok rugby star James Dalton outside the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.
Former Springbok rugby star James Dalton outside the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.
Image: Anthony Molyneaux

Former Springbok hooker James Dalton appeared briefly in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court yesterday.

He was arrested for resisting arrest, assault and intimidation in February after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident in which his car was involved.

Outside court, Dalton, 44, said he wanted the media to investigate the car accident.

"Instead of talking to me, why don't you go to the scene of the so-called crime?" said Dalton, who was part of the Springbok squad that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa.

  • 'It's laughable' – 1995 Bok James Dalton on Cape Town arrestControversial former Springbok hooker James Dalton made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He did not play in the final against New Zealand because he was suspended from the tournament for fighting during a match against Canada.

In 2003 the rugby star tearfully announced his retirement from the game. He played 43 Tests and 58 matches for the Springboks.

In 2008 he was cleared of attempted murder charges after being accused of trying to drown his wife in a bath.

The case against Dalton failed because his wife failed to provide a supplementary statement.

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