Lions coach Swys de Bruin first gave Elton Jantjies a glowing endorsement by selecting him in his starting line-up to play the Sharks in a Super Rugby clash in Durban on Saturday‚ before staunchly defending the embattled flyhalf on Thursday. Jantjies spluttered in the wet when the Springboks lost to England at Newlands last weekend‚ but De Bruin was quick to point out the challenge his star player faced in Cape Town. "You can play flyhalf but you are only as good as the ball you get‚" De Bruin said. "Rassie [Erasmus‚ the Springbok coach] said it as well‚ it is easy to blame Elton. "I went through the game again. Often he had to do a bit of wicketkeeping. It was a wet ball and the pressure was on. He learnt a lot." Jantjies‚ De Bruin pointed out‚ had been through some distinct dips in his career before and he backed the player to emerge on the other side. "Elton is a true professional‚" Bruin said. There is a reason he played 100 games for this franchise. Not many people achieve that...

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