Tony Jantjies

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Tony Jantjies
Full name Altonio Shedrick Jantjies
Date of birth (1992-04-19) 19 April 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 94 kg (14 st 11 lb; 207 lb)
School Hoërskool Menlopark, Pretoria
Notable relative(s) Elton Jantjies (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Blue Bulls / Blue Bulls XV
Youth Career
2008 Golden Lions
2009–2013 Blue Bulls
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 Blue Bulls 20 (180)
2015 Eastern Province Kings 2 (0)
2016–present Blue Bulls 10 (64)
2016–present Blue Bulls XV 16 (97)
2017 Bulls 5 (4)
Correct as of 13 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 South Africa Elite Squad ()
2009 South Africa Schools ()
2012 South Africa Under-20 3 (19)
Correct as of 13 April 2018

Altonio "Tony" Shedrick Jantjies (born 19 April 1992) is a South African rugby union player for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Blue Bulls XV in the Rugby Challenge.[1] His regular position is fly-half.

Career

Youth

He represented the Golden Lions at the 2008 Under-16 Grant Khomo Week tournament, which led to his inclusion in the Under-16 Elite Squad.

He then joined near neighbours the Blue Bulls from the 2009 season. He played for them at the 2009 and 2010 Under-18 Craven Week competitions, earning a spot in the S.A. Schools side in 2009. He then played for the Blue Bulls U19 team in the 2010 and 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship competitions and for the Blue Bulls U21 team in 2012 and 2013.

He was included in the South Africa Under-20 squad for the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship competition. He started the first game of the competition, kicking four penalties and a conversion in South Africa's 19–23 defeat to Ireland,[2] Handré Pollard was preferred to him for the remainder of the competition, but he did play in matches against Italy[3] and Argentina,[4] and was an unused substitute in the final against New Zealand.[5]

Blue Bulls

He made his first class debut for the Blue Bulls in their opening match of the 2012 Vodacom Cup competition, coming on as a second-half substitute against Griquas.[6] He made his first start in the same competition two weeks later, against former side the Golden Lions.[7] He also scored his first points during that game, scoring a try and kicking five conversions and three penalties to get a personal haul of 24 points in the Blue Bulls' 49–10 victory. He made five appearances in total in that competition, scoring 43 points.

He made a further five appearances for the Blue Bulls in the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition, scoring 79 points to finish as the fifth top points scorer in that competition.[8]

His Currie Cup debut came later in the same year, when he was included in the Blue Bulls starting team to face Western Province in the opening match of the 2013 Currie Cup Premier Division season.[9]

Eastern Province Kings

He joined Port Elizabeth-based side Eastern Province Kings for the 2015 season.[10] He made just two appearances for the Kings during the 2015 Vodacom Cup competition before his contract was terminated on 24 June 2015 following a breach of team protocol.[11]

Personal life

He is the younger brother of Springbok fly-half Elton Jantjies.[12]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Tony Jantjies". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 19-23 Ireland". South African Rugby Union. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Africa 52-3 Italy". South African Rugby Union. 8 June 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Argentina 3-35 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – New Zealand 16-22 South Africa". South African Rugby Union. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 17-36 GWK Griquas". South African Rugby Union. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Blue Bulls 49-10 MTN Golden Lions". South African Rugby Union. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2013 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Bulls now take their orders in English". SuperSport. 7 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tony Jantjies signs with the Kings". Eastern Province Kings. 17 November 2014. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kings give Jantjies the boot". Sport24. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Jantjies at pivot for Baby Boks". Sport24. Media24. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
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