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Du Toit signs new Sharks deal

19th July 2013 12:06

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Staying in Durban: Pieter-Steph du Toit

The Sharks have announced that lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has reaffirmed his commitment to the Durban-based franchise by re-signing for a further two years.

Sharks CEO John Smit expressed his delight that Du Toit has signed a new deal.

"Pieter-Steph has shown great promise and he has had a positive impact on the team, since joining the senior set-up," he said.

"We are thrilled that he has reaffirmed his commitment to The Sharks."

The Sharks commercial manager, Rudolf Straeuli echoed Smit's sentiments.

"We are delighted to have secured the signature of a player of the calibre of Pieter-Steph," he remarked.

"We not only identified him, but he has also been developed through The Sharks Academy. He has a bright future ahead of him."

Du Toit said he was delighted to stay on in Durban.

"As a twenty year old rugby player I am living my dream and I am extremely privileged to be identified by The Sharks as a player who can play a role in the province going forward," he said.

"I will continue to learn from the many experienced players in our team and I hope that I can make the contribution required and expected of me.

"I will work as hard as I can and always do my best for The Sharks."

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