Four former Springbok props on whether Thomas du Toit can make a successful conversion from loosehead to tighthead. Ollie le Roux ‘You don’t get good young tightheads, you only get good old tightheads. That’s because they have been scrummed and hurt, and with that experience they become good tightheads. There is no quick fix at tighthead. It takes a while… Read more →
The set-piece battle between the Lions and Sharks on Saturday sent out another stark reminder about the match-defining perils of a malfunctioning scrum, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Sharks coach Robert du Preez says he is willing to give Thomas du Toit time to settle at tighthead prop. The 22-year-old has been moved from loosehead to tighthead at the request of SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus. He was given a torrid time at the scrum by Lions loosehead Jacques van Rooyen at Ellis Park on Saturday, with… Read more →
Thomas du Toit is set to be considered solely as a tighthead prop during the Sharks’ 2018 Super Rugby season.