|Full name||Elton Thomas Jantjies|
1 August 1990 |
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (13 st 3 lb)|
|School(s) attended||Hoërskool Florida|
|Relatives||Tony Jantjies (brother)|
|Current club||Golden Lions / Lions|
|2010||South Africa U20||5||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 20 October 2013.
† Appearances (Points).
Elton Jantjies (born 1 August 1990) is a South African rugby union player.
Janitjies made his professional debut with the Lions (Super Rugby) during the 2011 Super 15 competition, and his International debut with the Springboks during the inaugural Rugby Championship. He has received several significant sporting awards, including the SARU Young Player of the Year award (2010), and the SA U20 Player of the Year award (2010).
Golden Lions career
Jantjies gained a reputation as being a clutch performer after he successfully converted every goal attempt in the 2011 Currie Cup final, a game in which the Golden Lions defeated the Sharks 42-16. This performance earned him the Man of the Match award.
Super Rugby career
Jantjies made his international rugby test debut for the South Africa national rugby union team during the inaugural Rugby Championship against Australia on 29 September 2012, at Loftus Versfeld, however his debut for the Springboks came in a non-test, uncapped game against the Barbarians in the 2010 end of year tests.
- "Jantjies at pivot for Baby Boks". Sport24. Media24. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
- South African Rugby Union profile
- ESPN Scrum profile
- Statistics from It's Rugby
- Stormers Player Profile
- IRB JWC Player Profile