Lions fullback Tiaan Swanepoel has described his on-field partnership with skipper Elton Jantjies, and the benefit of sharing the goal-kicking duties. DYLAN JACK reports.
Ivan van Rooyen has credited fullback Tiaan Swanepoel’s excellent goal-kicking performance as the catalyst for the Lions’ 22-19 comeback win over Western Province on Saturday.
In this uncut clip from ‘Chasing the Sun’, Pieter-Steph du Toit chats about Elton Jantjies’ role in preparing the Springboks for George Ford’s style of play and the impact of the team’s ‘dirt-trackers’ during last year’s World Cup.
The return of captain Elton Jantjies is one of several changes to the Lions’ starting lineup for their match against Griquas at Ellis Park on Friday.
Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies executed this perfect penalty kick-pass to find wing Jamba Ulengo, who scored unopposed in the right corner.
Captain Elton Jantjies has lamented the Lions’ missed opportunities in their 19-16 loss to the Sharks in the Super Rugby Unlocked opener on Friday.
Lions coach Ivan van Rooyen says Willem Alberts is looking lean and mean as the powerful ex-Springbok gets set to come up against his former team, the Sharks, on Friday.
Check out these photos of talented rookie Kade Wolhuter and World Cup-winning Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies together at a 2011 coaching clinic and ahead of the Springbok Showdown. (more…)
Following mandatory Covid-19 health tests, the Lions, along with the rest of the South African franchises, will return to full-contact training this week.
The Lions have confirmed that flyhalf Elton Jantjies and Vodacom Bulls wing Cornal Hendricks will square off in a ‘battle of the backs’ boxing showdown on 2 September.