Du Toit out for season

Springbok and Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has been ruled out for the rest of the year due to a knee injury.

The 21-year-old was injured in training on Thursday and subsequent scans have shown an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

The Sharks confirmed the news via their official Twitter account on Friday.

Stephan Lewies has replaced Du Toit in the Sharks starting team for Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Reds at Kings Park.

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