Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
15 Apr 2020
8:15 am

‘Elton fully deserves this accolade’

Rudolph Jacobs

The Lions and Springbok pivot has been named the Super Rugby Player-of-the-Decade. A close former teammate believes it was inevitable.

Elton Jantjies has the big task of leading his Lions against the in-form Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday evening. Picture: Getty Images

People outside the team don’t realise how much work Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies has put in to make him the player he is, former Lions midfielder Alwyn Hollenbach believes. Jantjies on Tuesday was named by Sanzaar as the SA Super Rugby Player-of-the-Decade, and Hollenbach believed he was a worthy recipient. “People out there can say what they like, but Elton is fully deserving of this accolade,” Hollenbach said. “It couldn’t happen to a better player and person.” As the governing body for rugby in the Southern Hemisphere noted, Jantjies' numbers over the past ten years are undeniably special. "(He)...