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Jones praises Jantjes

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark Β©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 24 Nov 2008 at 08:04
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Former Springbok technical adviser Eddie Jones has praised Conrad Jantjes as his man of the Springbok season, and gushed with praise at the Boks’ 42-6 demolition of England at Twickenham on Saturday.

SuperRugby reports that Jones, a former Wallaby coach who now is Director of Rugby at Saracens, wrote in his column in Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Sondag that the recipe for success was simple for the Boks.

“Any one of Ruan Pienaar, Schalk Burger or Ricky Januarie could have been the man of the match, but Ricky deserves it.

” Even though the Boks didn’t play well in their previous two games, the traditional game against the English brought the best out of them and Martin Johnson’s side had to bow to a much better side.

“The Boks kept things simple and did the basics amazingly well. The way they played for each other in the game, was a telling remark about their commitment and every player was ready to bleed for the man next to him.

“Bakkies was the fire in the belly again, and Schalk ended the season with an exclamation mark next to his name, but the player who has impressed me the entire season has been fullback Conrad Jantjes.

“He might not have done anything exceptional, but he was the most consistent player in the Springbok team this season and has established himself as the perfect successor to Percy Montgomery.”

England flyhalf Danny Cipriani is not up to playing international rugby and Jones slammed his performance.

Jones said that he didn’t believe Cipriani was up to modern international rugby.

“I repeat what I said last week – Danny Cipriani is a long way from being an international flyhalf,” Jones wrote, “I have not seen him play well on one occasion I have watched him.”


  • ‘Rent-a-quote’ is at it again… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.11.08 08:14:18 by wpw Reply
  • β€œHe might not have done anything exceptional, but he was the most consistent player in the Springbok team this season and has established himself as the perfect successor to Percy Montgomery.”

    Not sure I agree with this.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.11.08 08:17:06 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    and in Afrikaans nogal πŸ˜† 😯 English press must have shunned him.

    I don’t agree with his call at all BTW. I would give it to JdV.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.11.08 08:20:56 by KSA Shark Β© Reply
    KSA Shark Β©
  • You also can’t fault Adi’s strike rate either. What about the massive amount of work someone like Beast get’s through? He’s been a revelation and hard to believe this is only his first year of international rugby. Even more creditworthy when you note that about 3 years ago he was a flank!

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.11.08 08:42:43 by Baldrick Reply
  • Jones is getik :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.11.08 08:54:13 by Charlie Reply
  • ‘Goose-step’ Jantjes… now I know Moans has lost the plot…

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.11.08 10:23:04 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • I think we have a fanatstic backline and Adi has been this years revelation. To think we have 2 outside centres with the quality of Adi & Mossie. We are truly blessed. I think that there is only one way to improve our backline. PLEASE PLAY STEYN AT FULLBACK

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.11.08 15:07:49 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Jantjies ia safe, steady, dependable….but soooooo bboooooorrrrrrrriiiiiinnnngggg and predictable. PDV experimented with Smit and Ruan….time to give Steyn a go at fullback

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.11.08 15:15:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : agree!

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.11.08 15:26:50 by robdylan Reply
  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : Agree :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.11.08 15:52:07 by Charlie Reply
  • @Charlie (Comment 10) : agree!

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.11.08 15:59:59 by robdylan Reply
  • Agree

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.11.08 16:03:45 by Pokkel Reply
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  • BTW, Take a bow, MR. ADI JACOBS :mrgreen: πŸ˜† :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.11.08 16:05:38 by Charlie Reply
  • Steyn???

    Ja right!!!
    πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.11.08 16:08:34 by wpw Reply
  • @Charlie (Comment 13) : please can you say that again? Bok player of the year – no doubt in my mind

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.11.08 16:10:04 by robdylan Reply
  • Personally i like a fullback that is safe and dependable. Not a hot head who thinks he can beat anyone.

    Steyns time will come.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.11.08 16:17:39 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : I agree, but i think Beast in his debut season also has a case for that as does Jean Div….- so i think Jean And Adi with beast as best newcomer

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.11.08 16:19:54 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Is there an award for biggest up yours to the public and experts for a lack of belief in a player? That is the one Adi should get.
    I was not entirely convinced but could find precious little to fault in his great season.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.11.08 16:30:22 by beez Reply
  • @beez (Comment 18) : He did decide not to tackle a player on Saturday…but thats all i’ve got on him for the entire season.

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.11.08 16:31:24 by PJLD Reply
  • @beez (Comment 18) : Surprised you found anything to complain about

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.11.08 16:34:19 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • @PJLD (Comment 19) : Was probably just being sporting and giving england a chance…

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.11.08 16:34:24 by beez Reply
  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 17) : exactly the way Voldy saw it πŸ™‚

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.11.08 16:36:52 by robdylan Reply
  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 20) : Yeah i meant I was not convinced before the season, and just sorta lapsed into a figure of speech and some inborn cynicism, no one has a perfect season.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.11.08 16:37:27 by beez Reply
  • @beez (Comment 23) : he he… hardass!

    You started work yet?

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.11.08 16:42:08 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : I guess, but i have always thought of centres as pairs

    Bunce & Little. Horan & Little {?} Jdv & Fourie etc

    @beez (Comment 23) : Yea agreed. He really shut alot of people up this season

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.11.08 16:50:23 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 25) : I’m sorry, but given that both are equally good, I see the inclusion of Adi ahead of Fourie as completely justified using the “merit with bias” qualification.

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.11.08 16:59:32 by robdylan Reply
  • Jantjies? 😯

    Pass the pipe Eddie!

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.11.08 20:05:23 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • @Big Fish (Comment 27) : he he

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.11.08 20:10:50 by robdylan Reply
  • @Big Fish (Comment 27) :

    Dependable, steady, average… but unfortunately the most predictable of all the backline and with limitations that are important as a 15… tactical kicking game is not up to scratch, cannot seem to join the line on attack and his passing is well for the lack of a better word… passable…

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.11.08 03:18:02 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 29) :
    Dependable? I don’t quite agree – he sometimes gets a brain fart and tries to goose-step his way past defenders – inevitably not succeeding.

    Was the best SA 15 in the S14 and CC, but hasn’t impressed at Test level.

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.11.08 08:29:07 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • @Big Fish (Comment 30) :

    In the CC????

    Did you NOT see the SHARKS play?

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.11.08 08:32:55 by KSA Shark Β© Reply
    KSA Shark Β©
  • @Big Fish (Comment 30) : Hasn’t played to his potential yes.

    He has however impressed in certain games.

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.11.08 08:33:05 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 32) :

    Best game was against the Scots ironically… he was ‘dependable’…

    Not like he is new to the scene either… I think after this season… that’s as much as he’s got to offer…

    Tick tock… Steyn and Kirchner on the dock…
    Steyn and

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.11.08 08:42:10 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 33) :

    And yet Steyn hasn’t had a run at fullback consistently but he should start for the Boks??

    What IS his preferred position now again???

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.11.08 08:48:03 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 34) :

    Where did I say he or Kirchner should START????


  • Comment 35, posted at 25.11.08 09:47:34 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 35) :

    Frans should be afforded the opportunity just as Conrad has… at both provincial and test level… unfortunately time is out with no more tests… nor a South Africa A side in the mix!

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.11.08 09:49:40 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 36) :

    Unless you’re happy with the same old same old ‘dependable’…

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.11.08 09:50:19 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 35) :

    I heard you dude… I’ve got good ears 😯

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.11.08 09:59:10 by wpw Reply
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 37) :

    Dude, you speaking to yourself… πŸ™„

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.11.08 09:59:53 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 39) :

    Hehe… to many teas before FTSE open… 😳

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.11.08 10:12:50 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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