Sanzaar has used data to pick its South African Super Rugby XV of the last decade and there is special mention for Elton Jantjies
The Lions playmaker, now 29 and having featured in three successive Super Rugby finals between 2016 and 2018, was named as South Africa’s Player of the Decade in the competition.
“The Lions are well represented with six players in the team of the decade. Three of them are behind the scrum; fullback Andries Coetzee made the third most carries (868), metres gained (5,464) and defenders beaten (243) of any fullback, while winger Courtnall Skosan scored the second most tries (35), carried for 3 313 metres and made the third most clean breaks (103) of any back in the last decade,” it read.
“Flyhalf Elton Jantjies puts up some super impressive figures: he scored the second most points (1,145) of any player in the last 10 years, also made the third-most try assists (59) of any player while gaining the most metres (2 902) and making the most clean breaks (50) of any South African No. 10s. He is the Player of the Decade.