Bold investment: Bok brains trust’s selection of Jantjies is brave
Flyhalf is not the most popular among fans, and if Boks struggle to dominate Wales, he may face wrath from the stands
Elton Jantjies’ selection in the starting team for the Springboks’ opening Test against Wales on Saturday is as bold as it is brave.
Having Jantjies start and leaving long-time incumbent Handré Pollard out of the match 23 represents a statement of intent as the Boks spread game time in a key area they will be keen to develop in the countdown to next year’s Rugby World Cup.
It is also a calculated risk...