WP Rugby confirms Taute, Jantjies loan deals


WP Rugby can confirm that Springbok backs Elton Jantjies and Jaco Taute will join the DHL Stormers on loan for the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season.

The influential backs, both of whom will spend the 2013 Super Rugby season in Cape Town on loan from the Golden Lions, became Test Springboks this year – after being part of the 2011 Absa Currie Cup-winning Lions team.

DHL Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee said: “We’re very excited about having Elton and Jaco in Cape Town for next year’s Super Rugby tournament.

“They’re both quality players and we look forward to getting them involved here – both on and off the field – and seeing how they fit into the DHL Stormers culture.”

Taute, 21, tips the scales at 95 kilograms and will add depth in virtually every backline position. He made his Test debut at centre in the Castle Rugby Championship last month, but has featured mainly at fullback at Super Rugby level.

Flyhalf Jantjies, 22, weighs 88 kilograms and scored over 200 points in Super Rugby and Currie Cup rugby combined this year. Like Taute he has played in two Tests for South Africa.

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  1. Ok so there is a WTF with Catrakilis.

    He knew already that AC was after Elton and was told such personally. That is why his agent through his name into the hat.
    AC is showing some preferential for players of colour which is irrating some sectors of players in the province.

    His contract with the Kings had a clause that he could cancel after the Currie Cup. He did not becuase AC wanted Elton and made it public so.

    He was not getting S15 game time and kept been pushed back by lesser players and players of colour.

    So the irony is a better player(IMHOWMFALL) is favoured for an import player of colour so he goes to go to a transformation team that was given a S15 position to play more players of colour. So WTF!!!!!

    Can anyone explain the compexities of south african rugby politics?