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Slower surfaces: Elton Jantjies' big year to reassure Boks

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Elton Jantjies (Gallo)
Elton Jantjies (Gallo)

A few months ago, Elton Jantjies would have had good reason to savour a 2021 rugby roster featuring plentiful activity on South African soil.

It was going to be headlined, of course, by a blue-chip British and Irish Lions tour of our shores - which now looks likelier to happen in "reverse” instead - while the country's mass-franchise shift to a reworked PRO16 offered the promise at the time of both home and away activity against very decent European club outfits.

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