Forgotten Springboks winger keen to build on fast start at Stormers

New Stormers acquisition Courtnall Skosan is determined to build on his impressive start for the men from the Cape during their United Rugby Championship (URC) tour of Europe.

The former Lions and Northampton Saints flyer made his debut for the Cape Town team against the Scarlets in Round Two, and he made an instant impression by crossing for a try after replacing him in the 52-7 triumph in Stellenbosch.

Valuable addition to the Stormers ranks

The Stormers’ next game against Glasgow Warriors did not feature Skosan, who played for the Springboks in 12 Tests in 2017. However, he has shown to be a crucial addition to head coach John Dobson’s side as he adds a wealth of knowledge to a youthful and promising Stormers backline.

The 32-year-old finisher, who has an abundance of speed, is eager to contribute to the Stormers, who are trying to get back on track after suffering a setback against the Warriors.

“Getting an opportunity to represent the jersey and the city of Cape Town was special,” he told the Stormers’ official website of his first outing. “The boys made it special for me, and I’m grateful for that.

“My game complements our backline and the way we approach the game. We think alike when it comes to how we see and want to play rugby. I’m enjoying that. And the crazy thing is that we are growing weekly. That’s always a good sign.”

Despite that defeat to the Warriors, Skosan hailed his team’s resilience in that encounter and believes they will bounce back in their next match against Benetton in Treviso on Saturday.

“Every game in this competition is a tough one, and especially playing opponents away from home,” he said. “We were just unfortunate with a few calls and opportunities we had in the second half.

We’re going to get better from now on. We are aware of our capabilities as we engage in our game.

Skosan emphasized the value of adjusting to their environment while maintaining concentration during their European tour.

“In Europe, things are shifting every day. Our main goal for this week is to improve our performance and concentrate on the things we can control on the field, the player stated.

“Benetton is a high-caliber team, and you should appreciate that.” This weekend is the next step for us; we know where we want to go. Our only thought is to perform to the best of our abilities.

Facing unbeaten opponents

Together with table-toppers Connacht and reigning champions Munster, their Italian opponents are one of just three undefeated teams remaining in the URC after three games. They are also riding high following a thrilling tight victory at home against the Lions.

Skosan went on, “They are a very well-coached team.” “We’ve examined their strategy and will make sure we’re covered.”

“over us, the most crucial thing is to concentrate on implementing what we have been working on nonstop over the past several months.

“We’ll do everything in our power to ensure that we give ourselves the best chance of achieving the intended outcome.”


Springboks flyhalf Elton Jantjies and wife’s ‘new man’ clash over divorce

Springboks player Elton Jantjies’ estranged wife, Iva Ristic, is said to habe moved on and found love again

Iva Ristic, the estranged wife of disgraced Springboks flyhalf Elton Jantjies, has reportedly found love again.


Zimoja was informed by a source that Jantjies refused to sign the divorce papers, which apparently displeased Ristic’s new partner.

The source told the publication, “He tried to speak to him man-to-man to divorce Iva so that they could start afresh and build a new life, but instead, things turned nasty between them.”

Jantjies made headlines last year when he was caught cheating on Ristic, the mother of his three boys, with Zeenat Simjee, the dietician for the Springboks. According to his model and DJ wife, the Boks flyhalf admitted to cheating with Simjee. The dietician, however, has insisted that they were never an item.


Ristic told The South African in September this year that she was still legally married to Jantjies and that he had

resisted signing the divorce decree.

He begged me to exercise patience because he is still not emotionally prepared to part from me or take that step. The problem is that even after I asked for a divorce a year ago, he hasn’t agreed to sign the papers.

She also disclosed that the Boks player was residing in her home with his ex-girlfriend, Ashleigh Ogle.

“All I know is that she is content in my own home, that she adores everything I have purchased for that home, and that she is displaying her possessions with pride on social media.”


Ogle, who once dated rapper Flvme and is the mother of Lebo M’s former stepson Mthunzi “Shogun” Ngani, disclosed her breakup with Jantjies on Sunday, November 5. The OnlyFans model claimed that because the rugby player has impacted her family, career, and public life, she is severing her relationship with him.

Part of her statement is as follows: “I’ve made the decision to sever my friendship and relationship with Elton T. Jantjies. I was duped and decided to believe in him until a number of trustworthy sources alerted me to information that might have implicated me. I have suffered things that no woman should have to endure.

According to a source, Jantjies’s inability to complete his divorce from Ristic caused stress in his relationship with Ogle.

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