ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Friday Feb 8, 2019

Fans praise worthy South African Player of the Year winner Pieter-Steph du Toit

South African rugby fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate versatile forward Pieter-Steph du Toit for claiming the South African Player of the Year award for the second time in three years.

ADVERTISEMENT

The 26-year-old joins an illustrious club alongside Bryan Habana, Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers and Fourie du Preez to have won the award more than once.

It was a standout year for Du Toit, as he featured in every game for the Springboks in 2018.

He captained his country against Wales in the United States in June, which preceded a series win against England on home soil, where he was part of a pack that demolished the English at times.

He was also one of, if not the best player on the field when South Africa shocked New Zealand in Wellington in September. His ability to play as a lock or flanker at international level makes him a very rare commodity and a huge asset to any team.

The Springboks had some highs and lows over the course of 2018, but du Toit remained a consistently high performer for Rassie Erasmus’ team. His Director of Rugby described the Stormer as ‘the perfect player you want to coach’, and these sentiments were echoed by the fans.

ADVERTISEMENT

He was praised for his tireless attitude on the pitch and commitment to the jersey, which helps in becoming a fan favourite.

He faced stiff opposition for the award against Aphiwe Dyanti, Franco Mostert, Handre Pollard and 2017 winner Malcolm Marx, but was still deemed the deserved winner by the fans.

https://twitter.com/mangta10/status/1093463497156055040

With the World Cup under eight months away, the form of du Toit will please many Springbok fans, and regardless of what position he will be playing, there is little doubt that he will be one of the star men in Japan.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    UPDATE: Toutai Kefu out of surgery following...

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Business opportunity sees Tana Umaga step...

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Springboks will remain top regardless of...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    The very best 'trick shots' in rugby show exactly why we love this game

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The time an All Blacks great combined with uncapped Australian legend to score 80-metre stunner

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Closer look at Barrett offload which wowed fans in Rugby Championship masterclass

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Re-live one of the most iconic hat tricks in Blues history by Fiji great Rupeni Caucaunibuca

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Re-live possibly Jonny Wilkinson's best Twickenham performance against All Blacks in 2002

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 8 HOURS AGO

    Imagine giving Keith Wood a right hook, and the ref sends your teammate off

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Five minutes of Faf de Klerk on-pitch shenanigans is pure gold to watch

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Head on head clash dismissed but Wiese still misses All Blacks match

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Monstrous hit leaves scrum half clutching chest after probably biggest red card of 2021

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Déjà vu for Pablo Matera after thumping double hit against All Blacks from kick off

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 4 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Amazing angle of Barrett's historic match-winning kick over Springboks

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Honey Badger goes mega viral with sheep saving video

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Springbok star hits back at journalist's question, says Wallabies were 'street smart'

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Austin Healey says new laws don't encourage player honesty after Exeter incident

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Tongan Thor makes EPIC assist with blind pass even Quade Cooper would be proud of

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Five minutes of Faf de Klerk on-pitch shenanigans is pure gold to watch

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Montoya calls All Blacks star a pu**y in hilarious head loss moment

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    French players lift 1+ ton car off the road ahead of Top 14 game

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Committed winger suffers unluckiest injury of the year after just TWO minutes

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    These ridiculous interviews vary from funny to downright bizarre

View All

Amateur

  • 47 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 84 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 84 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 84 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 84 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    A deeper look at Jason Robinson's incredible path to the top

  • 30 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 36 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 37 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 43 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

View All