He then played with Brunswick for the season and was a member of their 1980 premiership team.
He was the last surviving member of the 1941 premiership team.
The following year he was a member of their premiership team.
The following season he played as a forward pocket in their premiership team.
He was a member of the Hawks' 1971 premiership team.
He was a member of Port's 1940 and 1941 premiership teams.
His last two games of football both were in premiership teams.
He was a part of two premiership teams with the Bombers.
He played in the club's 2009 premiership team, and is still at the club as of 2012.
The club lost the match by six points but James was a member of their 1986 premiership team.