Taute, Jantjies make Stormers debut, still no Schalk

February 18, 2013 4
Allister Coetzee, the DHL Stormers head coach, has announced his team for Friday's 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Bulls in Pretoria (kick-off 19h10). Centre Jean de Villiers will lead the team into battle in the absence of Schalk Burger (calf muscle injury), whilst there are first-ever Stormers Super Rugby starts for new recruits…

Opening rounds crucial for SA’s favourites

January 22, 2013 22
When it comes to picking the favourites to lead the South Africa conference the popular vote seems to be split between the Stormers and the Sharks. The teams that contested in last year’s Currie Cup final appears to have the most depth compared to the other South African franchises with the Sharks also arguably offering…

WP Rugby confirms Taute, Jantjies loan deals

October 29, 2012 8
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…

Elton back for Lions

October 16, 2012 5
The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced the MTN Golden Lions team to play DHL Western Province on Saturday, 20 October 2012 in the second semi-final match of the 2012 Absa Currie Cup competition, this afternoon. There are eleven changes to the starting line up who played the Bulls last weekend: 1. JC Janse van Rensburg…

Nou vir die ‘Ware Jakob’

September 30, 2012 72
Julle sal my vergewe as ek nie té liries raak oor die Bokke se wen oor die Wallabies gister nie, vir die eerste keer die jaar het hulle eenvoudig ’n wen gekry wat hulle verwag het om te kry. 5 drieë is glad nie iets waarna jy steel kan staar nie, veral nie as dit…

Nou wat nou, Heyneke?

September 23, 2012 6
Nog ’n naweek, nog ’n Bokspan. Kyk op die oog af lyk die groep spelers nie sleg nie en baie mense sal bly wees om die name van Jaco Taute en Elton Jantjies in die groep te sien, maar as ons kyk na die name wat nog steeds daar is, dan kan ’n mens maar…

Flyhalf: Stats continue to tell a story

July 11, 2012 13
Some interesting trends have emerged as we continue our statistics-based feature of the leading candidates for the Springbok No.10 jersey. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:09 Sharks star Patrick Lambie did not play this past weekend (again), so we still have no stats to compare him with the other flyhalf candidates - incumbent Morné Steyn, Stormers…

Jantjies issued with off-field yellow

April 9, 2012 2
Elton Jantjies of the Lions been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling during a Super Rugby match at the weekend. The incident occurred in the 29th Minute minute of the match between The Lions and Cheetahs played at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on 7th April. The incident…

Elton out of Tri-series

January 12, 2012 4
Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies will not take any part in the Lions’ pre-season outings in the Neo Africa Series in Cape Town. Brenden Nel - SuperSport Jantjies, the star flyhalf that guided the Lions to their Currie Cup victory last season, is currently sidelined with a broken bone in his hand, and will be managed…

Rugby News (Wed): Hougaard will play for the Bulls

May 25, 2011 14
We bring you the latest rugby titbits from around the world. Bulls name Hougaard at scrummy Vodacom Bulls stalwart Akona Ndungane is back on the wing for his side’s crucial clash against the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. Ndungane slots into the wing berth vacated by Francois Hougaard, who moves to his more familiar…

Boozing reason for Os sacking?

March 7, 2011 2
Reports on Sunday suggested that a breach of team protocol might be the reason behind the sacking of Os du Randt. The report suggested Springbok management members, Du Randt, Montgomery and Muir, with a player, Elton Jantjies, were disciplined internally for breaking team protocol by going on booze binge before the Wales game on the…

Poles apart

March 1, 2011 10
Elton Jantjies capped of an impressive 2010 with a call-up to the Springbok squad, so why does the 2011 version seem so out of his depth? Popular opinion would suggest that the Lions lost two matches they should have won because of kicks Elton Jantjies missed, and although I will not contest his failures in…

Jantjies will miss Tri-series

January 25, 2011 31
The Lions will head to Cape Town for the Neo Africa Tri-series against the Stormers and Sharks without Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies. Pieter Jordaan - Sport24 Jantjies and centre Doppies la Grange will stay at home and focus on their conditioning so that they can be ready for the start of the Super Rugby series…

Strauss, Jantjies & Oosthuizen make Bok debut

December 1, 2010 79
The uncapped trio of centre Andries Strauss, flyhalf Elton Jantjies and prop Coenie Oosthuizen will make their first appearance in the Springbok jersey on Saturday when they were named in the starting line-up to meet the Barbarians in the season-ending finale at Twickenham. SA Rugby A fourth player – scrumhalf Charl McLeod – could make…

Not worth the gamble

November 17, 2010 43
Since reading most opinions on news websites and the mainstream media I cannot get that irritating tune of Kenny Rogers called The Gambler out of my head. It’s nothing new. Ask 100 people to select his Springbok team for any given test and you will get 100 different teams. Some of these teams will be…
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