Elton Jantjies commits to South Africa Rugby and Lions

Elton Jantjies has played 34 Tests for South Africa
Elton Jantjies has played 34 Tests for South Africa
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Springboks fly-half Elton Jantjies has committed his immediate future to South Africa Rugby and Lions after signing a two-year deal.

Jantjies started his professional rugby debut with Golden Lions in 2010 with his Super Rugby debut coming a year later. He also helped Lions to Super Rugby finals in three consecutive seasons between 2016 and 2018.

According to reports, the 29-year-old has snubbed lucrative deals from overseas to remain in the South African province.

“Elton is one of our experienced players here at the Lions, and thanks also to SA Rugby and the new contracting model, we’ve been able to keep him in South Africa until after the 2021 season,” said Lions chief executive Rudolf Straeuli.

“That means Elton will play for us up to the tour by the British and Irish Lions in 2021".

Jantjies made his debut for South Africa in 2012 and has gone on to play 34 Tests in which he amassed 239 points. He is currently part of the Springboks' Rugby Championship squad and is expected to feature in South Africa's World Cup campaign that kicks-off next month in Japan.

 

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