WP Rugby confirms Taute, Jantjies loan deals

October 29, 2012
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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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8 Comments

  1. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Kak WP, have great players who get dropped for imports. No loyalty.

    What must Catrakilis be thinking!!! WTF.

    Like the Taute buy he can replace Jean at 12. In fact this is going to be his best position.

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Reply to Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa @ 4:40 am: Supershit is about the whole group and backup players. You need as much players in different positions as you can so much better if they are good players.

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    As far as I know Catrakillis signed with Kings long before the move of Jantjies was on the cards.

  4. avatar biltongbek says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed @ 7:49 am: correct

  5. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Reply to biltongbek @ 8:30 am: there you go that why I am MapooSA.
    Taute is going to flourish in this province and with Elton at flyhalf we could finally see tries, even the heady day of tries from your own try line stuff of the 1980′s. It might bring me to watch some of their games now.

  6. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 5:12 am

    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?

  7. avatar biltongbek says:
    November 2nd, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Reply to Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa @ 5:12 am: Nothing to explain, it is onlysomething to be marvelled at.

    I have long ago gien up on understand anything that involves administrators and referees.

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny)WP Jong Bloed says:
    November 2nd, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Reply to Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa @ 5:12 am: Cart said that WP made him an offer but he wanted to be 1 ste choice 10 and he is not going back on his word to the Kings :respek:

    The Guy feels he will get more at the Kings, even with Jantjies not at the WP he would not have started before Grant.

    http://www.supersport.com/rugby/sa-rugby/news/121031/Kings_confirm_Maku_Catrakilis_signings

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