ASICS sign Elton Jantjies as rugby ambassador
February 07, 2019
ASICS, true sport performance brand, today announced the signing of Springbok and Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies as rugby ambassador.

“It’s very exciting for me. It was time for something innovative and something new,” commented Jantjies, adding that he’d already worked with some of the ASICS team. “They make things happen quickly and that embodies my mentality of how I play the game - always on to the next job”

Jantjies, who made his Test debut in 2012 and has since played 33 Tests is regarded as one of the world’s most promising flyhalves.

He joins the likes of Tendai ‘Beast' Mtawarira as ambassador and the signing comes on the back of the Springboks renewing their contract with the brand in late 2018, in a deal which will run through until 2024.

Under the partnership, Jantjies will wear ASICS apparel and footwear, and, when running out for the Springboks, the ASICS logo will appear on his and his teammates’ jerseys.

Being a #10 obviously comes with added pressures, but Jantjies takes these all in his stride. "I like pressure," he says, explaining that there are various kinds.

I just train harder and I lift my work ethic."

That is how new ASICS rugby ambassador Elton Jantjies handles pressure.

"I’m a ‘next job’ kind of player," he says.

"I’m not a guy who dwells on mistakes or the past. I play fearless rugby and I don’t play with regrets - in a moment if I see an opportunity I take it. And, if I didn’t take it, or, it didn't work out, next time my opportunity will come and I will do it again. Until it works..."