SPORTS DAY: Don’t praise Jantjies too much, says Rassie


SPORTS DAY: Don’t praise Jantjies too much, says Rassie

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Bok coach warns against Jantjies hero worship

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has warned against the increasing hero worship and adulation for emerging scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies after his sparkling man-of-the-match performance on debut in the 35-17 win over Australia on Saturday. The 23-year-old Stormers scrumhalf was thrown into the deep end in the absence of Faf de Klerk and delivered a brace of tries that helped the Boks start the Rugby Championship on a winning note at Ellis Park. “You don’t want to praise the guy too much‚” warned Erasmus. “Take where he was last year in Super Rugby‚ his service‚ spot kicks and technical things like defence and attack‚ they were awesome in this level of the game. Hopefully‚ he can grow from here because he has gained a lot of confidence. But the opposition will just get tougher and tougher in the coming weeks and at the World Cup.”..

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