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South African rugby union player
Born: August 1, 1990 (age 32 years), Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Partner: Iva Ristic
Height: 1.76 m
Parents: Thomas Jantjies, Alma Jantjies
Education: Hoërskool Florida, University of Johannesburg
Weight: 88 kg
Siblings: Tony Jantjies
Date of BirthAugust 1, 1990
Place of BirthSouth Africa
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He is the older brother of fly-half Tony Jantjies. Weeks before he joined the Stormers, his father Thomas Jantjies died in hospital after being stung by a bee. In previous interviews, Jantjies had described his father as his mentor and kicking coach.
Jantjies was suspended from the Springboks squad in September 2022 while in Buenos Aires after allegations surfaced of inappropriate behaviour with Zeenat Simjee, the Springboks dietician.
It was reported that he spent a night away from the team at a separate hotel during the test series against New Zealand (a highly unusual practice for athletes) where patrons allegedly heard the two having sexual encounters and then arguing.
He left without paying the hotel bill, only paying the outstanding charges weeks later. Jantjies is married to Iva Ristic, who is the mother of his 3 children. The Springbok press release on 11 September 2022 stated:
“The Springboks management are aware of reports regarding Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies and a team dietician.
No team protocols were breached, but the individuals are returning to South Africa to attend to these personal reports and to eliminate any distractions to the team’s preparations for the Test against Argentina.”
Elton Thomas Jantjies is a South African professional rugby union player for the South Africa national team, the NTT Red Hurricanes in the Japan Rugby Football Union and the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup.
Jantjies made his professional debut with the Lions (Super Rugby) during the 2011 Super Rugby season, and his International debut with the Springboks during the inaugural Rugby Championship.
He has received several significant sporting awards, including the SARU Young Player of the Year award (2010), and the SA U20 Player of the Year award (2010).
In June 2014 it was reported that Jantjies had signed a contract with Japanese side NTT Communications Shining Arcs who play in the Top League. This move meant that he would be ruled out for the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division competition.
A veteran member of the Johannesburg-based Lions team, Elton Jantjies has played for South Africa since 2012 and scored more than 250 points for the national side.
Elton Jantjies was born on 1 August 1990 in Graaff Reinet, a town in the Eastern Cape. He is 5ft 9½in, and weighs 88kg (13st 12lb).
He attended Hoërskool Florida, in Johannesburg, where fellow professional rugby player Garth April was in the year below.
His younger brother, Tony Jantjies, is also a professional rugby player, who has appeared for the Bulls and South Africa U20. Tony currently plays for Alcobendas, who play in the Spanish league.
One of his first starring performances came in the 2011 Currie Cup final, when he was only 21.