Conrad Jantjes

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Conrad Jantjes
Conrad Jantjes 2009.jpg
Full name Conrad Alcon Jantjes
Date of birth (1980-03-24) 24 March 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Boksburg, South Africa
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb)
School Christian Brothers' College, Boksburg
Spouse Chantal Jantjies
Occupation(s) Professional rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Full back
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2005
2007–2011
Golden Lions
Western Province
?
36
((?)
(22))
Correct as of 11 February 2011
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2006
2007–2011
Cats
Stormers
?
27
((?)
(65))
Correct as of 11 February 2011
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2008 South Africa 24 ((22))
Correct as of 11 February 2011
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  South Africa
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester Team competition

Conrad Jantjes (born 24 March 1980 in Boksburg, Gauteng) is a South African rugby union footballer who plays primarily as a fullback for the Springboks in international rugby and the Stormers in Super Rugby. In the domestic Currie Cup he spent six seasons with the Golden Lions before switching to his current team, Western Province.

Former Springbok coach Harry Viljoen handed Jantjes his debut against Italy in 2001, but he fell out of favour before forcing his way back into contention during Jake White's reign as the team's coach.

He failed to win a place in the 2007 Rugby World Cup but found a new lease of life under Peter de Villiers, playing all South Africa's test matches in 2008.

However, despite looking like being South Africa's first choice full back for the 2009 British & Irish Lions series he broke his leg during the 2009 Super 14 season, and was ruled out for over a year until making a return in the 2010 Currie Cup.

Jantjes was born in a close-knit family as the only son and youngest of three children.[1] He grew up with a love for all sports and represented South Africa not only in rugby, but also in both cricket and football at junior level.

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