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Elton Jantjies has seemingly reacted to a rugby ban with a defiant post.
Images via Instagram: @eltonjantjies

Where is Elton Jantjies now as he serves lengthy ban?

The career of Springbok bad boy Elton Jantjies is effectively over. So what is the flyhalf up to now as he serves a lengthy ban for ‘doping’.

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Elton Jantjies has seemingly reacted to a rugby ban with a defiant post.
Images via Instagram: @eltonjantjies

At the start of this year it was confirmed that former Springbok star Elton Jantjies had been handed a four-year suspension after allegedly testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

It’s believed he has considered appealing the decision, but it’s highly unlikely that it will be overturned, while it will almost certainly bring an ignominious end to his rugby career considering his age (33).

This setback was the latest in a long line of issues that have derailed the career of the Springbok flyhalf, who was previously at the centre of a widely publicised affair with the Springboks’ team dietician, which had already effectively led to the demise of his Test career and the crumbling of his marriage.

He was also involved in a major alleged incident on board a flight in 2022, when he was accused of damaging property and swearing at passengers and airline staff.

SO, WHERE IS ELTON JANTJIES NOW, AND IS HIS CAREER OVER?

The last time Jantjies was attached to a team was when he signed on to play for Agen, a French second division side, who in good faith opted to hand Elton Jantjies a career lifeline despite all the red flags.

However, he ultimately exited the club prematurely, and although there were rumours of a return to the Lions in Johannesburg, this possibility went up in smoke after he returned a positive test for doping.

On social media, though, Jantjies continues to present a figure of someone who is in high spirits and keeping in shape with the hopes of possibly reigniting a career of some sort.

Jantjies has been known to be an avid boxer, and perhaps this is an avenue where he will may explore further.

It will be very interesting to see where Jantjies goes next, but he is very clearly on a mission of his own making, stating in his latest Instagram post: “Love working when the foundation is there and we move correctly to the end goal , someone’s judgment ain’t my truth!”