Rugby

Bee sting kills Jantjies's dad

2013-01-27 12:12
Elton Jantjies (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Springbok and Stormers flyhalf Elton Jantjies's father died after he was stung by a bee, according to Sunday's Rapport newspaper.

VIDEO: Thomas Jantjies last TV interview

Thomas Jantjies, 46, a warrant officer in the army, died in 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria on Saturday after complications from a bee sting.

It was always his dream that his sons, Elton, 22, and Tony, 20, would play for the national team.

Elton made his debut for the Springboks in September last year and Tony played for the Baby Boks against Ireland.

At the Stormers' last training camp Elton said his father played a big role in his rugby career.

“He would always help me with my kicking. When I am tired, he would push me. He is always the one who would say stay positive,” he was quoted as saying.

Tony plays for the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.

Funeral arrangements were not known.

Read more on:    stormers  |  elton jantjies  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
98 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which teams will win the two SA Vodacom Super Rugby derbies (Sharks v Cheetahs and Stormers v Lions) this weekend?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.