Jantjies set for reprieve

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 26 Feb 2013 at 14:29
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Stormers coach Allister Coetzee looks set to give Elton Jantjies another run at flyhalf this weekend, according to media reports.

According to Rugby365, Coetzee will apparently be “level-headed” after Jantjies turned in a below-par performance during his side’s opening round reversal at Loftus. Despite coming to the Cape highly-rated as both a goal-kicker and general play-maker, Jantjies struggled in both areas against the Bulls, with defence proving problematic as well. The addition of Peter Grant to the squad this week prompted suggestion that Coetzee would rush the more experienced man straight into the team.

He appears reluctant to do that, though, perhaps due to the length of Grant’s absence from the Stormers set-up as he’s plied his trade in Japan.

Speaking of Jantjies and the rest of the team, Coetzee confirmed that he ” knew there were going to be mistakes and I think it is fair to give the players a chance to rectify those mistakes.

“I still maintain Elton did some good things in the game,” he added. “You can’t judge him just on goal-kicking, it is just one part of the game.”

The Stormers play the Sharks in Durban this weekend and will have to make do without fullback Jaco Taute, who picked up a testicular injury at Loftus.


  • for one or other weird reason elton always step up when playing the sharks. he has on more than one occasion won the game on his own against us, so allistair will make a big mistake by not playing him this weekend

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.02.13 15:04:59 by jovner Reply
  • Hopefully his goalkicking improves, otherwise he might be next in line for a testicular injury. 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.02.13 15:46:16 by McLovin Reply
  • Well written bertie..

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.02.13 16:22:14 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply
  • @CLASSIC SHARK (Comment 3) : thanks 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.02.13 17:03:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • It was the first game of the season. He’ll settle in, but he needs to stay calm. I detected a bit of attitude there an he hopefully can keep that under control.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.02.13 17:19:32 by Caratacus Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.02.13 18:37:33 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : tbh Rob little bit of banter BUT i always enjoy your articles, a day without SW is a dull day indeed!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.02.13 21:20:29 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

  • Good grief, he had one sub-standard game. And this a couple of weeks after his dad died.

    WTF do fans expect? I wish fans would look at their own day jobs and look at whether they ever have a sub-standard work day.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.02.13 12:40:57 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Good on the stormers. I see that they retained Jantjies on the run on team. He will need to shape up if he wants to keep the jersey. Just not this weekend please.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.02.13 13:26:04 by Viking Reply
  • You don’t drop a player for a single poor performance.

    Also read this morning how his dad was his kicking coach, so I am pretty sure that every single kick was an emotional affair on the day – tough to focus.

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.02.13 09:06:48 by King Shark Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 8) : Amen.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.02.13 09:07:04 by King Shark Reply
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