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Sharks keep Du Toit in Durban


  • 19 Jul 2013

Pieter-Steph du Toit has signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks.

The young lock, who is currently sidelined with a sternum injury, reportedly received offers from the Blue Bulls and Western Province, but opted to extend his stay with the Durban-based union. This is good news for the Sharks, who are thin in the second-row department.

Sharks CEO John Smit said: 'Pieter-Steph has shown great promise and he has had a positive impact on the team since joining the senior set-up. We are thrilled that he has reaffirmed his commitment to the Sharks.'

Du Toit, 20, who received a Springbok call-up in June after showing good form in Super Rugby, said he was living his dream.

'I am extremely privileged to be identified by the Sharks as a player who can play a role in the province,' he said. 'I will learn from the many experienced players in our team and I hope that I can make a contribution. I will always do my best for the Sharks.'

It is also believed that Springbok front-rowers Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis will stay with the Sharks next season, despite being offered lucrative deals by foreign clubs. Negotiations are in progress..

Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

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