Former All Black slams Stormers

Former Blues flyhalf Carlos Spencer is very critical of the Stormers' treatment of Elton Jantjies.

Elton Jantjies. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Former All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer on Thursday said the Stormers have poorly managed Elton Jantjies.

Jantjies failed to fit in at the Stormers since arriving on loan from the Lions.

Spencer mentored Jantjies during his time at the Lions and said the player can't adapt to the Stormers' style of play.

"He's struggled down here. He's one of those people who plays on confidence. He loves to play with flair and he's an exciting youngster.

"Unfortunately, the Stormers game plan doesn't suit him. They're a defence-based side, they're not an attacking side and Elton likes to express himself. You've got to get someone like that to run the show, " the former Auckland Blues player said.

Spencer was also critical of the Stormers' style of play.

"In 26 games, they've only scored one four-try bonus point, so you have to wonder where the game's gone. They have a defence-based game and at the moment, it isn't working for them. They're going to miss out on the finals."

After struggling with his goal kicking, fullback Joe Pietersen has since stepped up to the kicking tee.

"When he got there they took away his goal kicking, I think that's the first wrong thing they did to him. He's a reasonable goal kicker and he likes kicking the ball. What does that tell you as a youngster; they don't trust him or they don't think he's good enough to do the job?"