News24.com | Why Bok coach opted against Elton Jantjies return: ‘It would have been unfair’

News24.com | Why Bok coach opted against Elton Jantjies return: ‘It would have been unfair’

Jacques Nienaber (Gallo Images)

Jacques Nienaber (Gallo Images)

  • Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says it wouldn’t be fair to risk Elton Jantjies for Saturday’s Rugby Championship game against Argentina.
  • Jantjies hasn’t returned to the Springbok team, something that led to Nienaber starting with Frans Steyn at 10.
  • Nienaber has faith in the 35-year-old Steyn to deliver in the key position.

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Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says it would have been unfair on Elton Jantjies if they roped him back into the fray for Saturday’s Rugby Championship decider against Argentina at Kings Park.

Jantjies’ well-documented absence from the Springbok group, along with injuries to Handre Pollard and Damian Willemse, mean veteran Frans Steyn has been pressed into service at No 10 at international level for the first time in 14 years.

Nienaber said it would have been nice to have Jantjies, a senior playe

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