Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies has moved ahead of legendary flyhalf Naas Botha in the all-time Springbok points scoring list. Photo: Archives

Elton Jantjies passes Naas Botha on all-time Springbok points scoring list

Elton Jantjies has moved ahead of legendary flyhalf Naas Botha in the all-time Springbok points scoring list.

Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies has moved ahead of legendary flyhalf Naas Botha in the all-time Springbok points scoring list. Photo: Archives

Elton Jantjies kicked three penalties and a conversion against Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday to move ahead of legendary flyhalf Naas Botha in the all-time Springbok points scoring list.

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Jantjies and Botha were tied for fifth-place on 312 points for South Africa ahead of kick-off at Murrayfield.

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Elton Jantjies started the Test in the No 10 jersey in place of regular pivot Handre Pollard and added 11 points to his Springbok tally in what was his 43rd Test.

That saw the former Lions flyhalf claim sole possession of fifth place with 323 points in the all-time standings.

Botha, who dropped to sixth place, scored his 312 points in just 28 matches at an average of 11.14 points per Test.

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Topping the list on 893 points is Percy Montgomery (102 Tests) with recently retired Morne Steyn in second place (742 points in 68 Tests).

Rounding out the ‘podium’ in third spot is Pollard on 586 points (59 Tests).

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Thanks to his 67 Test tries, Bryan Habana occupies fourth place with 335 points and is now just 12 ahead of Jantjies.

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For the record, the remainder of the Top 10 is:

7. Joel Stransky – 240 points (22 Tests)

8. Braam van Straaten – 221 points (21 Tests)

9. Joost van der Westhuizen – 190 points (89 Tests)

10. Jannie de Beer – 181 points (13 Tests)

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