Springbok prop Thomas du Toit looks set to join Ulster on a short-term loan move as injury cover for the duration of the upcoming World Cup.
The 24-year-old missed out on selection for the Boks’ 31-man squad for the World Cup, having only been able to make one Test appearance this year. He has now been heavily linked with a loan to Ulster, in a similar type of move that has seen Bok teammates Lizo Gqoboka and Damian Willemse head overseas.
Du Toit, who can play as both a loosehead and tighthead prop, will provide cover for Ulster’s Ireland internationals while they are away on World Cup duty.
It will be Du Toit’s second short term move overseas after he was loaned to Munster in 2016 at the start of his professional career with the Sharks.
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