Elton Jantjies started in the No.10 jersey in the Boks’ 18-23 defeat to the Wallabies last weekend.
Although he was still far from perfect, it was probably Jantjies’ best performance in the Bok jersey this year.
However, on Monday, Bok coach Rassie Erasmus indicated that the Lions flyhalf will probably have a bench role against the All Blacks.
“This weekend we’ll probably go with Handre [Pollard] again,” Erasmus told reporters in Wellington.
“We might give Elton the last 20 minutes or so, otherwise we’ll go to the World Cup with one flyhalf we trust.”
Meanwhile, All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett is set to return to the All Blacks No.10 jersey for the match at Westpac Stadium.
Barrett gave his thoughts about the Boks’ flyhalf choices heading into Saturday’s encounter.
“Elton’s a very skilful player. Left-footer, varies his depth. Sometimes he’s deep, sometimes he’s flat at the line,” Barrett said.
“Handre, typically he likes to run with the ball, flat at the line. He’s quite a good ball carrier. I’m not sure who they’ll play, both are very good options.”
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