James Dalton - angry little man.



  • Former Springbok James Dalton was allegedly involved in a brawl with security guards outside a Sea Point restaurant in Cape Town on Saturday.

    The 47-year-old was allegedly involved in an argument with a man inside and restrained after things escalated. An Avenue Response security guard was allegedly bitten in the face during the incident.

    Video footage showed the brawl spill outside on to the street, with Dalton at one point allegedly pinning down a uniformed guard. Patrons watched as Michael Jackson's Billie Jean played in the background. Dalton was dragged off the guard by the leg.

    Police spokesperson Sgt Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed that a case of common assault had been opened at the Sea Point police station.

    Dalton and Avenue Response could not be reached for comment.
    Dalton was quoted by News24 on Thursday as saying the impasse with Avenue Response had been resolved.

    “It's over, it's done, it's nothing, it's all sorted. You can verify that. It's a storm in a teacup,” he was quoted as saying.

    Dalton, nicknamed “The Bullet”, was capped 43 times between 1994 and 2002, and was a member of the 1995 World Cup winning squad that has recently seen two of its members, Chester Williams and James Small, pass away.

    TimesLIVE reported in 2017 that Dalton had been arrested for resisting arrest, assault and intimidation after allegedly fleeing the scene of a car accident.

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



  • @Daffy-Jaffy said in James Dalton - angry little man.:

    Video footage showed the brawl spill outside on to the street, with Dalton at one point allegedly pinning down a uniformed guard. Patrons watched as Michael Jackson's Billie Jean played in the background. Dalton was dragged off the guard by the leg.

    Sorry but I couldn’t help but laugh at the extra bit of detail in the article...



  • Dalton got involved in a brawl with Canada in the ‘95 RWC, if memory serves me correctly.

    He’s been doing some videocasts with Keohane lately. Wonder if he’ll address it in a new one? Not holding my breath...



  • @Salacious-Crumb not thinking of James Small? To be fair I think at least half the players from each team were involved.



  • @Bones said in James Dalton - angry little man.:

    @Salacious-Crumb not thinking of James Small? To be fair I think at least half the players from each team were involved.

    Pretty sure @Salacious-Crumb Is right.

    IIRC he and Hendricks the winger were involved. One of them sent off, the other got a post match red card. Would have resulted in NZ being awarded the Cup if the scores were level. Was 95's boundary count back.

    Always disliked him for the bounced try in '98.



  • Dalton was red-carded out of the match, and forced out of the Bok v ABs final.

    Pieter Hendriks also got suspended from the rest of the tournament for his involvement, and was replaced by Chester Williams (R.I.P.).

    H/t rugbydump



  • @booboo said in James Dalton - angry little man.:

    @Bones said in James Dalton - angry little man.:

    @Salacious-Crumb not thinking of James Small? To be fair I think at least half the players from each team were involved.

    Pretty sure @Salacious-Crumb Is right.

    IIRC he and Hendricks the winger were involved. One of them sent off, the other got a post match red card. Would have resulted in NZ being awarded the Cup if the scores were level. Was 95's boundary count back.

    Always disliked him for the bounced try in '98.

    Their red card tally against Canada would have resulted of them 'losing' the semi against France if it had been washed out as well as the final against NZ had it not been decided by Stransky's boot.



  • @Salacious-Crumb

    Those were the days!


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