Stormers seal Jantjies loan

WPRU president Thelo Wakefield confirmed that Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies will join the Stormers on loan for Super Rugby next season.

While WP’s main focus will be on their first Currie Cup triumph in 11 years after beating the Sharks 25-18 in Saturday’s final, there is more good news for the men from Cape Town.

After weeks of negotiations, Jantjies’ loan deal was finalised late last week.

‘I approved his contract before the weekend,’ Wakefield told keo.co.za. ‘Elton’s inclusion will be a big boost for the team.’

With Demetri Catrakilis expected to join the Kings next season (Allister Coetzee aims to convince the flyhalf to stay in Cape Town) and Peter Grant only due back from Japan in February, Jantjies is expected to be given a starting berth during the earlier rounds of Super Rugby.

By Gareth Duncan