Elton Jantjies is a South African rugby union player who currently plays as a fly-half for the South African national team and the Lions in Super Rugby.
He was born on August 1, 1990, in Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, and began his rugby career at a young age.
Jantjies made his professional debut for the Lions in 2010 and quickly established himself as a talented and versatile player.
He has since become one of the most successful and respected fly-halves in South African rugby, known for his excellent kicking skills, tactical awareness, and ability to control the game.
Jantjies has also represented South Africa at various levels, including the under-20 team and the national sevens team.
He made his debut for the Springboks in 2012 and has since earned over 40 caps for the team.
He was a key member of the South African squad that won the Rugby World Cup in 2019, playing a crucial role in the team’s victory over England in the final.
Elton Jantjies wife
Jantjies’ wife is Iva Ristic.
They got married in December 2022, and have three children together.
Iva is of Greek heritage and was born in South Africa, and she is a fashion model and influencer, and has worked in the fashion industry.
Iva and Jantjies first met online in 2011 and met in person three years later.
They announced their engagement in 2019 and got married six days later in a low-key affair before the Springboks’ World Cup win in Japan.
In September 2022, Jantjies was sent home from Argentina after he was caught in a hotel tryst with another woman, who was not his wife.
Iva has since relocated with their three children to Cyprus, per Buzz South Africa.
Elton Jantjies career
Jantjies began his professional rugby career in 2009 with the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions.
He quickly established himself as a talented fly-half and was named the Golden Lions’ Player of the Year in 2010.
In 2011, Jantjies made his debut for the South African national team, the Springboks, in a match against Australia.
He has since gone on to earn over 40 caps for the Springboks and has been a key player in their success.
Jantjies has also played for a number of other teams throughout his career, including the Lions in Super Rugby, the NTT Communications Shining Arcs in Japan and the Western Province in the Currie Cup.
Throughout his career, Jantjies has been known for his accurate kicking, strong tactical play, and excellent decision-making on the field.
He has also been praised for his leadership skills and his ability to inspire his teammates.