Jantjies Snr passes away

The father of Elton and Tony Jantjies passed away over the weekend.

Thomas Jantjies, 46, passed away in a Pretoria hospital on Saturday, after suffering from serious complications caused by a bee sting. He was a warrant officer in the army, and played a big part in sons’ rugby careers as a mentor and kicking coach.

Springbok and Lions flyhalf Elton (22) will start his loan stint at the Stormers in four weeks time, when the Cape franchise faces the Bulls at Loftus on 22 February.

Younger brother, Tony (20), is based at the Bulls and represented the Baby Boks in the Junior World Championship last year.