Wales Test: The Boks pressing for starts

2018-11-19 18:12

Whether to keep their largely vibrant bench players in that capacity or promote one or two against Wales is a pleasant dilemma for the Springboks, writes Rob Houwing

Boks should start ‘Tank Engine’ in CT

2018-06-17 16:27

Hefty front-ranker Thomas du Toit should be near the front of the queue for introduction to the Bok starting line-up at Newlands, writes Rob Houwing.

Springboks could makes changes for second Test

2018-06-13 22:11

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus could break with sporting tradition and change a winning team for the second Test against England.

Thomas the 'Tank' can be one of world's best - coach

2018-04-23 20:05

Sharks coach Robert du Preez believes that Thomas du Toit can turn into one of the best tighthead props in the world.

SA Super Rugby preview: The front rows

2018-02-14 12:20

The last of Rob Houwing’s six, SA-angled Super Rugby previews for the 2018 season, this time focusing on each franchise’s front-row area …

Du Toit the latest Shark to extend Durban stay

2017-12-22 08:23

Sharks prop Thomas du Toit is the latest player to extend his contract with the Durban-based franchise.

Du Toit tips the scales in new Springbok record

2017-11-29 11:07

Thomas du Toit will become the heaviest Springbok front-ranker in history if he gets onto the field against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Sharks prop: Currie Cup final is 'personal'

2017-10-25 08:29

Sharks prop Thomas du Toit says that this weekend's Currie Cup final against Western Province in Durban is 'personal'.

Sharks’ pack tonnage to be telling!

2017-05-26 16:45

The stakes are a tad lower than we’d all like for Sharks v Stormers this weekend, but the fight for Bok Test berths is a timely, gratifying sideshow, writes Rob Houwing.

Sharks prop loaned to Munster

2016-10-04 13:48

Sharks prop Thomas du Toit has joined Irish club Munster on a three-month loan.


Du Toit grateful for 'special' time with Boks

2018-10-09 14:49

Sharks prop Thomas du Toit has thanked Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus for including him in the national set-up this year.

Visagie: Boks have plenty of tighthead talent

2018-06-15 19:34

Former Springbok front-ranker Cobus Visagie says the Springboks have plenty of talent in the tighthead prop position.

Bok assistant: Du Toit has personality for a tighthead

2018-06-13 16:46

Thomas du Toit may well be new at tighthead prop, but according to Springbok assistant coach Matt Proudfoot he fast becoming a real asset.

Positional switches a hit and miss affair

2018-02-25 06:00

When Os du Randt made his first comeback from retirement, one of his coaches thought he’d turn him into a tighthead prop.

Sharks move young giant to tighthead

2018-01-26 08:35

Thomas du Toit will be used solely as a tighthead prop in 2018, Sharks coach Robert du Preez has revealed.

WATCH: Sharks put in hard yards for Super Rugby

2017-12-13 08:43

Robert du Preez's Sharks are putting in some physical training in Durban ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

Thomas du Toit to join Boks in Wales

2017-11-26 15:38

Thomas du Toit has been called up to provide front row cover for the Springboks after a groin injury to Tendai Mtawarira.

Rhule released back to Cheetahs

2017-10-03 22:33

Raymond Rhule has left the Bok squad to join up with the Cheetahs while Sharks prop Thomas du Toit has been drafted in as front row cover.

Du Toit signs 3-year deal at Sharks

2016-10-06 10:26

Despite heading off to Munster on loan, Sharks prop Thomas du Toit has extended his contract with the Durban union by three years.

Du Toit: Tighthead or loosehead?

2015-09-11 12:19

Thomas du Toit continues to be used on both sides of the scrum for the Sharks despite plans to develop him as a tighthead.

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