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Elton Jantjies remains a Lion

2013-09-18 07:48

Cape Town - Golden Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has committed to the Johannesburg-based union for at least the next few seasons.

According to the Beeld website, the 23-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the aim of regaining the form that made him a Springbok last year.

Jantjies was loaned to the Stormers for this year's Super Rugby competition after the Kings replaced the Lions in the tournament.

But with the Lions back in the Super Rugby mix next year, the flyhalf decided to commit to them.

He had an indifferent season in the Cape, and the Stormers were not keen to secure his services full-time.

Meanwhile, several other key players also decided to extend their stay in Johannesburg. They are: Marnitz Boshoff, Lionel Mapoe, Alwyn Hollenbach, Ruan Combrinck, Franco van der Merwe, Jaco Kriel, Warren Whiteley and Willie Wepener.

Prop Bees Roux, who recently joined for the Currie Cup season, is also on the verge of signing a longer-term deal, while other players like Anthony Volmink, Stokkies Hanekom, Andries Coetzee, Derick Minnie and Willie Britz already had contracts for 2014.

Deon van Rensburg, Dylan des Fountain, Lionel Cronjé, CJ van der Linde and Martin Bezuidenhout are the ones yet to negotiate new deals but the Lions are reportedly keen to hold onto a few of them as well.

The Lions are currently fourth on the overall Currie Cup log, and host the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday (17:05 kick-off).


Sport24

Comments
  • Lionel Kemm - 2013-09-18 07:56

    Thank goodness....Coleman and rest are playing good rugby!!!!!!

  • Tim Wichman - 2013-09-18 07:57

    AND WP HAS A SIGH OF RELIEF!

      Paul Woods - 2013-09-18 10:50

      its more like our prayers were answered

  • Jack Tig - 2013-09-18 08:32

    Heil die Drom JAAAH!!!! Heil die Drom JAAH!!!

  • LouisBensch - 2013-09-18 09:31

    Glad for Elton and glad for the guys who extended their contracts, especially Marnitz. Go Lions get more depth and win that cup.

  • jannie.pieters.3 - 2013-09-18 09:47

    Lionel cronje is baie beter as die aap wanneer kry hy bietjie kans om te speel?

      Martin Fourie - 2013-09-18 10:11

      Seems to me people commenting on rugby matters think that their comments carry more weight when insults and name calling is used, like : aap, moroon, useless, etc. @ Jannie, there are some people that like Elton and think that he is doing okay.

      Buksie Botha - 2013-09-18 11:16

      Martin jy moet maar jannie vergewe...hy is immers die definisie van white trash

      Cliff Bradley - 2013-09-18 12:49

      jannie.pieters.3 - Spoke to Lionel 2 weeks ago in Kei Mouth , He has signed a 2 year contract with Jakes Brumbies , pity for SA sides but good for Brumbies

  • Nico Pretorius - 2013-09-18 10:17

    Excellent news, it is great that our players want to stay Lions :) Good news about Jantjies, this is where he plays his best rugby :) GO LIONS!!

      Rudel du Preez - 2013-09-18 10:29

      Stem nIco,bly hy gaan join nie daai arrogante klomp viskoppe nie

      Nico Potgieter - 2013-09-19 20:45

      lol Rudel, dink elke viskop is net so bly soos jy!

  • Louis Swarts - 2013-09-18 11:21

    Congrats to Elton, all these haters know n just don't wanna admit there's some real class in Elton, he's not a boring kicking whole game n slow like Morne Steyn

  • Robert Mc Norris - 2013-09-18 11:48

    I really thought the Sharks would get Franco.

      LouisBensch - 2013-09-18 15:30

      He wants to play Rugby.

  • Lundi Mdingi - 2013-09-18 11:48

    Best news of the day, Elton is BRILLIANT, Lions are much better with him than without him. We're the Lions, watch us ROAR makwedini!!!!!

  • Francois Theron - 2013-09-18 12:57

    Elton is currently the #1 kicker in the Currie Cup (Nel-Theron Ranking). Check www.goalkickers.co.za for more info

      Cliff Bradley - 2013-09-19 06:36

      Francois Theron -Those ratings are cooked to show Elton as no 1 ( He has 12 / 15 ) 2nd has 9/10 )

      Cliff Bradley - 2013-09-19 06:39

      Francois Theron -I See Gary van Aswegan , Franscois Brummer and a few others with a higher percentage - No way he is at the moment the best kicker in Currie Cup 2013

      Francois Theron - 2013-09-19 07:37

      @Cliff Bradley The stats are not based on success percentage alone. It also takes into account the difficulty rating of each kick taken. If you could take some time and dig around the website you will see there is a section where each kick is plotted along with its difficulty rating.

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