Having represented the Golden Lions at two consecutive U18 Craven Weeks, Elton Jantjies first appeared for his country in the talented South African Schools team of 2008. Jantjies remained in Johannesburg after signing a junior provincial contact, but it soon became apparent that the pivot was technically superior to other players of his age. Reputed to be cool under immense pressure, a 19-year-old Elton enjoyed a Super Rugby debut in 2010, a competition that he has thrived in ever since. He first toured with the Springboks at the end of 2010, after being named as the SA U20 and Young Player of the Year.
Brimming with BMT, he successfully converted every goal attempt in the 2011 Currie Cup final, a Man of the Match performance which led to a test debut in 2012. Elton’s willingness to take the ball flat to the line means he never shies away from the collision, and Jantjies has featured as a centre in crucial Super Rugby fixtures against both the Chiefs and Crusaders. Having accumulated over 1140 points, enjoyed 50 clean line breaks & tallied the most running metres by a flyhalf, the Rugby World Cup winner recently earned the ultimate honour as SA’s Super Rugby Player of the Decade, based on SANZAAR’s Opta statistics.
DOB: 1 September 1990
Current Team: Lions
2011 - 2020
Lions (Super Rugby), Golden Lions (Currie Cup)
2012 - 2020
South Africa (Rugby World Cup, Rugby Championship)
2014 - 2019
NTT Shining Arcs (Japanese Top League)
2008 - 2010
South Africa (U18 Schools, World Rugby U20 Championship)
2006 - 2009
Golden Lions (U16 Grant Khomo Week, U18 Craven Week)