Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies announced that he will be coaching at Rugga School. Image via Instagram @eltonjantjies

Halala! Elton Jantjies secures Rugga School rugby coaching job

Congratulations are in order for former Springbok player Elton Jantjies as he has announced that he recently bagged himself a coaching job.

Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies announced that he will be coaching at Rugga School. Image via Instagram @eltonjantjies

Former Springbok star Elton Jantjies recently announced on Instagram that he is set to join the rugby academy-driven Rugga School as one of their coaches.


According to their website, Rugga School is a rugby training academy that focuses on skills development and position-specific coaching in scholars. Elton Jantjies will be joining the rugby academy as a kicking and attacking coach.

This announcement comes after Reuters reported that the disgraced 2019 South African World Cup winner was found guilty by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) of using the banned substance Clenbuterol.

“I am joining the Rugga School as a kicking coach and the new attack coach. I am really looking forward to the opportunity and can’t wait to share my experience and my knowledge with the kids… That’s our next generation,” Jantjies said.

According to the publication, the 33-year-old is now on a four-year suspension following the developments.

“I have been thinking a lot about the new opportunity that occurred, joining the Rugga Schools. It’s something that I wanted to do post-rugby, but obviously, now that I have a little bit of time to sort out my things, I think [I can] use this time [here] and work with the Rugga School,” the former Springbok flyhalf said.

Elton Jantjies
Elton Jantjies announced that he got himself a coaching job. Image via Instagram @eltonjantjies


In recent months, Elton Jantjies’ private life has also been the topic of discussion. According to ZiMoja, Jantjies’ alleged new lover Ashleigh Ogle and his estranged wife Iva Ristic have allegedly been at odds. Both women have also seemingly made efforts to air their dirty laundry one way or another.

On the other hand, Jantjies previously opened up about struggling with his mental health. According to TshisaLIVE, he broke his silence on the matter in 2022 after he was omitted from his team for an outgoing end-of-year tour to Europe.

Speaking about his new coaching gig, Jantjies said: “I think personal development is very important. I can’t wait to share my traits, my experience, my knowledge, and work with the kids from a skills point of view.”

“A big part for me is the mental side of kids and for us as rugby players. I think once you implement that from a young age, they can only build from that. That’s how you build character and how to deal with certain things [like] success and other obstacles,” he said.

“I am really looking forward to it. These are young players, they are kids, and they are young and upcoming players in South Africa,” Jantjies added.