Birthplace: Banff, Scotland
James is the ultimate professional and no one prepares better. It is fair to say he spends the most amount of time doing ‘extras’ than any other team member. James is underrated, a good leader and reliable in the air at both diffusing bombs and catching bombs. The Knights have arguably the best two wingers in the competition in James and Akuila Uate. He returned to the Origin stage during the decider at ANZ Stadium and scored a try in what he describes as "a dream come true". He is the chairman of the Knights’ Welfare and Education Committee.