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    Elton in Lions playoff plans

    2013-07-03 16:30
    Cape Town - The Lions plan on using Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies for their upcoming Super Rugby promotion-relegation matches against the Kings.

    According to the Rugby365 website, the 22-year-old - who is currently on loan to the Stormers - will return to Johannesburg after the Cape side's final league game against the Bulls at Newlands on July 13.

    The Lions' two promotion-relegation games are on the weekends of July 26 and August 2.
    The Stormers recently expressed interest in signing Jantjies and fellow Lion Jaco Taute on a permanent basis, but according to Lions coach Johan Ackermann that will have no bearing on Jantjies' involvement against the Kings.

    "Elton said he will return (to the Lions), but he wants to complete the Super Rugby season in Cape Town," said Ackermann.

    "The next two weekends he will still play for the Stormers, before we will see him. He is available (to the Lions) for the promotion-relegation matches."

    However, a tug-of-war between the Stormers and Lions could ensue if, in the unlikely scenario, the Stormers manage to secure a Super Rugby playoff spot, which start on the weekend of July 19/20.

    Ackermann said Jantjies will also play for the Lions in the Currie Cup, but admitted there is no certainty about his future beyond 2013.

    "That process will runs its course between the (Golden Lions Rugby Union) CEO (Manie Booysen) and the agent.

    "If Elton wants to stay, we will certainly look at retaining him. He will obviously negotiate with the various unions (Golden Lions and Western Province).

    "He has always been happy here and if we can retain him it will be great.

    "However, that process - between him, the agent and the unions - will run its course," said Ackermann.

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