Report: Jantjies linked to Japan move
TRANSFER TALK: Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies is reportedly set to join the Japanese side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.
Jantjies is currently at French club Pau as a medical joker.
The 30-year-old joined Pau on loan in preparation for the British and Irish Lions Series and is expected to return to the Lions after the Top 14 season concluded.
However, according to Netwerk24, he is reportedly set to head to Japan and link up with former Lions coach Johan Ackermann at Docomo Red Hurricanes.
Netwerk24 also reported that the deal will come into effect later this year.
The Springbok has been an integral part of the Lions squad and recently captained the side during the Super Rugby Unlocked season and the Currie Cup 2020.
Jantjies’ deal will see him reunited with Ackermann, who coached at the Lions between 2013 and 2017 and led them to two consecutive Super Rugby finals.
Ackermann joined Gloucester Rugby in 2017 before heading to Japan last year.
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