Elton Jantjies rugby player
Elton Jantjies rugby player

Elton Jantjies

1st Aug 1990 1.76m/88kg Fly Half

Jantjies steered the Lions to the Currie Cup title in 2011 and has gone on to establish himself as one of the most naturally talented flyhalves in South Africa.

His ability to add width to the backline stands out alongside his impressive kicking abilities but he is also a committed defender and is not afraid to take the ball to the gainline.

After being overlooked by Heyneke Meyer for the Springboks' Rugby World Cup squad in 2015, Jantjies was given his Springbok chance in the first Ireland Test when Pat Lambie was ruled out with a concussion.

Jantjies form during the 2016 Super Rugby season saw him fighting for the Springbok no.10 jersey again and brought his test cap tally to 9.

Ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season, Jantjies has made a total of 100 Super Rugby appearances and he has scored 806 points.

The flyhalf featured in three of the Springboks four June Tests before helping the Lions to their third consecutive Super Rugby Final.

He was one of only two players to play every single minute of the 2018 Super Rugby scoring 173 points in 19 matches.

At the end of the 2019 Super Rugby season, Jantjies snubbed overseas interest to re-sign with the Lions for two more years, up until the 2021 season.

As of August 14, he has 34 test caps to his name and has scored 239 test points, including two tries.


Career

lions Golden Lions
Fly Half
2011 - present
sa South Africa
Fly Half
2012 - present
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Fly Half
2014 - present
ntt logo NTT Communications Shining Arcs
Fly Half
2015 - present
Hoërskool Florida logo Hoërskool Florida
Fly Half
sa South Africa U20's
Fly Half
2010 - 2010
stormers Stormers
Fly Half
2013 - 2013
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Fly Half
2018 - 2018