generic hexagon

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

0 Comments
latest-articles
Adriaan Strauss is yellow-carded in Dublin

Rugby’s replay madness

The increasing involvement of the TV producer is beginning to have damaging consequences, writes MARK KEOHANE.

Richie McCaw scores for the All Blacks

Test Team of the Year

JON CARDINELLI picks the best 23 players of the 2014 Test season.

Handré Pollard in SA Rugby magazine

The future is now

Handré Pollard has arrived and may be around for a while yet, writes RYAN VREDE.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: