Pieter Stephanus du Toit is a South African rugby union player that plays as a lock or a flanker for the South Africa national team and the Stormers in Super Rugby.
He was awarded the 2019 Men’s World Rugby Player of the Year after winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup with South Africa. Toit attended Hoërskool Swartland, Malmesbury where he played mostly in the back row.
In this post, we take a look at the life of Pieter-Steph du Toit and many other interesting things about this rugby player.
He was born on the 20th of August 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa. As of 2019, he is 26 years old.
He is the grandson of former Springbok prop, Piet “Spiere” du Toit and is the older brother of Johan, also a professional rugby player.
In July 2013, Du Toit signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks and announced his departure in October 2015.
He made his Springbok Test debut versus Wales in Cardiff on 9 November 2013 at age 21.
On 2 June 2018, Du Toit became the 60th captain of South Africa, as he led the Springboks out against Wales, losing the match 20–22.
Du Toit was named in South Africa’s squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup which South Africa won defeating England in the final. He was awarded the World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year in 2019.
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Pieter-Steph du Toit scoops up World Rugby Player of the Year award
Springbok utility forward Pieter-Steph du Toit scooped up the World Rugby Player of the Year award in Tokyo on Sunday.
The Springboks made a clean sweep at the awards, following their Rugby World Cup triumph on Saturday, grabbing all the major accolades on offer on the night.
Following the memorable night, the Stormers forward faced competition from one of his teammates Cheslin Kolbe, as well as four other internationals.
He was named as World Rugby Player of the Year, following in the footsteps of two compatriots and fellow Rugby World Cup winners.
Legendary flanker Schalk Burger scooped up the award in 2004, after helping the Boks to a second Tri-Nations title.
His feat was emulated by another Bok legend in Bryan Habana, who grabbed the accolade in 2007, following the Springboks’ previous World Cup triumph, where he equalled the tournament’s try-scoring record by crossing over eight times leading up to a World Cup triumph by the Boks.
Du To it’s award came just after coach Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, with the Springboks selected as Team of the Year.