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Elton sets the bar


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 27 Feb 2012 at 08:00
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Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies broke a Super Rugby record on Saturday night, on his way to winning a crucial local derby for his team.

Jantjies, who succeeded with nine penalties on the night, for a personal tally of 27 points, beat the previous record of 8 penalties, held jointly by Jannie Kruger, Willie Walker, Meyer Bosman, Derick Hougaard.

Jantjies, who had a personal duel with Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen, outscored the much hyped flyhalf by 27 points to 20, scoring all the points for his team.

The Lions came from behind to take victory on the night, in front of a somewhat disappointing crowd, to secure four points and get their season off to a good start.



39 Comments

  • Jantjies!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.02.12 08:09:19 by Mutley Reply
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  • Well played to the young man !

    must agree im disappointed with the attendance .

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.02.12 08:14:28 by Zibbie Reply
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  • I have to commend this website for doing a piece on Jantjies …he had an absolute blinder.

    Attendance was poor sure but imo the weather played a big role in keeping people home ..nonetheless I’ll be back at Ellis Park come friday night.

    Having spoken to people the other factor is that we are always getting our home matches in the 7 o clock time slot which is rather late. I don’t get why the Stormers match wasn’t played at 3 and the Lions at 5.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.02.12 08:41:35 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 3) :

    i was just about to say its a dam embarrassment to Lions rugby that a Sharks website is the first to run a piece on Eltons performance !!!!

    Why are we as Lions supporters always last to acknowledges a great performance from one of our players ?

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.02.12 08:44:11 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) :

    Its been across the board and very dissapionting imo …he ultimatly out played Gossen but the talk surrounds the chosen one … I guess Jantjies is just gonna have to keep at it and hopefully he’ll recieve the recognition eventually.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.02.12 08:50:21 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 5) :

    He did . Elton kept his cool and played very very well !! a year ago he would have missed half his kicks . We would have lost by 8 points .

    Great performance by the Man !!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.02.12 08:53:36 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Well done Elton, keep at it boykie. Ok when you play the Stormers you can slack a bit

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.02.12 08:58:21 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 6) :

    What impressed me was his composure and his attacking of the advantage line ..I counted one missed tackle which he can be forgiven for :grin: and making key tackles too ..special mention for Bandisio he saved our bacon on 2 occasions with good defence, not bad from the little guy.

    One thing is for sure we are gonna have to sort our lineouts out or else we are going to battle with 1st phase ball.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.02.12 08:59:27 by csb Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 7) :

    :lol: just a bit …

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.02.12 09:01:31 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 8) :

    I think the Lions defended well over all . The whole team needs to just do lineouts this weekend :P

    We got the win despite not playing very great as a team . We need to improve but im happy with a win next to our name (Our first home win since 2009)

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.02.12 09:09:13 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Elton had a cracker. Kicked, ran and tackled very well. Pick of the SA 10′s for the weekend.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.02.12 09:09:45 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) : Your guys are busy scurrying around behind the scenes to make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed on his contract. :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.02.12 09:24:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) :

    im glad i didnt set up his contract . i would have gotten some spelling wrong or some word confused .

    If i was the one to set up his contract he would have been playing for the Stormers next weekend :P

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.02.12 09:28:40 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) :

    That was already done when Rassie came with a big offer last season.

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.02.12 09:31:59 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 9) :
    @Zibbie (Comment 13) :

    Well done on a good win.

    Things will only get better on your side.

    I think if this match was played a year ago, you would have lost simply because the team did not have the belief.

    Just one thing I would do to your team though… let Butch and his R3million contract go.. he is so past it..

    You need to blood another youngster to step in when jantjies goes with the Boks..

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.02.12 09:32:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) :

    Good thing then hey … :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.02.12 09:32:38 by csb Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) :

    thank you ! and thanx for doing a piece on Elton !

    Personally i wouldent send Butch off to the Old age home just yet .

    If both are fit and available Elton should easily start but when he is not around we will need Butch

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.02.12 09:42:52 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) :

    Thanks !

    You may have a point about Butch ..surely there is a youngster out there we can groom at a fraction of the price.

    However we may just need Butch as the season progresses ..I’d hang onto him for this season and then hopefully have someone lined up come 2013.

    imo Hollelbach didn’t have such a great game so playing Butch at 12 could be an option to get our money’s worth.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.02.12 09:46:46 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 18) :

    You must remember Alwyns Grandmother passed away on Thursday . Kudos to him for not withdrawing from the Team altogether . I wouldent drop Alwyn on one bad performance .

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.02.12 09:49:11 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 18) :
    @Zibbie (Comment 19) :

    I though Hollenbach did well on defence..

    But you could see his mind was elsewhere..

    All the players will automatically be up a notch after the first game..

    I’m backing you guys to beat the Hurricanes..

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.02.12 09:53:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 19) :

    Oh sorry didn’t know ..well in that case good on him for playing.

    I rate him but knowing this news explains ..as Richard pointed out his mind did seem elsewhere ..

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) :

    Yip I reckon we are nicely poised to take the Canes on Friday.

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.02.12 09:58:27 by csb Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : Same here. 2 from 2 for the Lions and that will see them top the table for the SA conference after this weekend.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.02.12 09:59:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 21) : On the 2nd part of your comment.

    Oh how the wheel has turned for you guys. :smile: When last did you guys win a SR match? Nevermind having every chance of going 2 from 2 with back to back victories? :shock:

    Keep it up. Until you meet us that is. :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.02.12 10:02:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :

    I know …as you know its been years… but we’ll have to beat the Canes at home for the optomism to become tangible.

    1st opening game win superugby since 2009 …2 from 2 opening games ..doubt its ever happened.

    I feel if we click like we did in the cc final and sort our lineouts out we’ll win come friday …5 points would be ideal but first and formost the win. :grin:

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.02.12 10:09:30 by csb Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :

    Hey we won a couple overseas last year .. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.02.12 10:10:45 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 25) : :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.02.12 10:13:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I was in two minds about putting Jantjies in my FL team – really wish I had picked him! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.02.12 11:26:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Well done to Jantjies. Its comforting to have place kickers in the SA ranks that are on target >80% of the time.

    I really love it when Elton who does ever so well to hold the ball in 2 hands, keeping the D honest, spots a gap and goes for a solo dash. He seems to make good decision when it comes to this run vs pass aspect.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.02.12 11:37:00 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 28) :

    ok now im getting uncomfortable with you Sharkies complementing our players ..

    you already have Lambie .. you cant have Elton as well :P

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.02.12 11:56:41 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 29) : I know it’s early days yet but I’m sure Heyneke’s rubbing his hands in glee when it comes to his options at flyhalf.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.02.12 12:02:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 30) : @vanmartin (Comment 27) : he scored the most points on FL of all players…… no wonder the leading FL contestant had him as captain :x

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.02.12 12:08:04 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 29) :

    Ok we’ll stop then! Lions are CRAP! :twisted:

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.02.12 12:15:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 32) :

    Haa yes ! the old Sharksworld ive come to love :p ;-)

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.02.12 12:24:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 33) :

    I’m glad I made you feel better. :o

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.02.12 12:26:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :
    @csb (Comment 24) :
    Actually, surprising enough:
    1997 – week 1, beat cheatahs in bloem, week 2 beat brumbies in Joburg.
    2000 – week 1 beat bulls in pretoria, week 2 beat stormers in joburg.
    2001 – week 1 beat stormers in cape town, week 2 beat highlanders in joburg
    In fact, in 1997, week 3 we beat highlanders, and week 4 waratahs, both in Joburg!

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.02.12 12:35:18 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 35) :

    Thats a dam long time ago …

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.02.12 12:46:49 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 36) : It is indeed, I wasn’t even born then :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.02.12 12:52:49 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 37) :

    You mean to say you had hair back then Uncle Greg :P

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.02.12 22:41:19 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 35) : so 2001 was the last time. 11 years ago. :shock:

    Will happen again in 2012 IMO.

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.02.12 06:51:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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