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.