Elton Jantjies Scandal: "It Was Handled in a Professional Manner"

Elton Jantjies Scandal: "It Was Handled in a Professional Manner"

  • The Springbok team's management has moved to clear the air as quickly as possible with regard to Elton Jantjies
  • The flyhalf and the team's dietician, Zeenat Simjee, were sent home from Argentina following the publication of their affair on Sunday
  • Assistant coach Deon Davids said that the squad was maintaining focus on their crucial Rugby Championship encounter against Los Pumas in Buenos Aires

The Springbok team are currently in Argentina, trying to get past the scandal as soon as possible.

With the fallout over flyhalf Elton Jantjies and team dietician Zeenat Simjee's affair being arguably the number one story in the rugby world currently, preparation for the crucial Rugby Championship encounter against Los Pumas on Saturday night has been less than ideal.

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Elton Jantjies during his time with the Springboks. Image source: Getty Images.
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According to Sport24, Bok assistant coach Deon Davids said at a press conference were questions on the matter were reportedly restricted:

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"We've dealt with the situation in a professional manner. We understand where our focus needs to be as a team and I can assure you it's completely on the big challenge that awaits us against Argentina.

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"We've had mixed results against them here in the past and they are a tough team to beat here. We need all our focus on our preparation in order to get a good reward. We all know that the competition is quite close amongst the teams."

Meanwhile, the response by social media to the debacle was unsurprisingly mixed.

@NkosiJeromeZung said:

If the Springboks simply hired an old mama to take care of their meals, they will not be having this Elton Jantjies mess to deal with."

@Elle_K said:

"Correction: If the Springboks simply hired men who aren’t trash they would not be having this Elton Jantjies mess to deal with."

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Troubled Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies posts cryptic message on social media after his affair's exposure

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies has responded to the fallout that has ensued since his relationship with team dietician Zeenat Simjee was made public.

Jantjies posted a cryptic message on his Instagram page that was accompanied by a photo of Robert De Niro in his depiction of Vito Corleone in the Godfather series, Sports Brief reported. The South African Rugby Union sent the two home from Argentina, where the team is preparing for a crucial Rugby Championship match against Los Pumas on Saturday evening.

Stating that the two did not "break team protocol", the reasoning was to "attend to personal matters" and not prove to be a distraction to the rest of the touring party.

Source: SportsBrief.com