Pieter-Steph honored to be back where it all began



Springbok loose forward Pieter-Steph du Toit is delighted to be back where it all started for him as the Boks prepare to face off Argentina in their Rugby Championship clash at Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

Du Toit started his senior career with the Sharks in 2012 and spent four seasons in the union before moving on, and he will be keen to put on a great performance in front of the Durban faithful in the game.

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“It’s going to be great to play in front of a full stadium in Durban. It’s where my rugby career started, so it’s an incredible privilege to be back here,” said Du Toit.

“It’s a great honor for me to be part of the team, and especially to play on Saturday. Our approach is to win the game and try to get five points from it.

“Fortunately before the game we will know exactly what New Zealand did against Australia, so we will make plans for the game, but we won’t change too much.”

big result

The Boks may be aiming for a big result to try and win the Rugby League on points difference so they can’t afford to slip like they did in the second half of last weekend’s game where they allowed Argentina to fight back before withdrawing again.

“I think it was a lack of focus on our part. Sometimes when things are going well in a game, you get into a comfort zone and you don’t want to do that. You want to keep pushing, working hard and stick to the game plan and not stray from it,” Du Toit explained.

“But Argentina are a good team. They pride themselves on their set pieces, where they try to get penalties at scrum time and in the lineout mauls. So it’s something that both teams are proud and this is one of their strengths for which we must prepare well.

“I think what makes them dangerous is that they have guys who play to their strengths and guys who also do the dirty work. One guy likes to play towards the ball, while another does all the dirty work, hitting the rucks all the time and trying to bully you physically.