Du Toit to become one of the heaviest Boks ever

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:40
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Thomas du Toit is set to become one of the heaviest Springboks ever after he was called in to provide front-row cover this week.

Du Toit joined the tour squad on Monday in Cardiff and if he is capped will become one of heaviest Springboks of all time. 

According to his Sharks' profile, Du Toit weighs in at the 136kg prop, which is just two kilograms lighter than Rudi 'Vleis' Visagie.

Visagie weighed in at 138kg when the Boks faced France in 1993.

Du Toit is a kilogram heavier than Bok legend Os du Randt and six kilos heavier than the 130kg Ollie Le Roux.

Tendai Mtawarira sustained a groin injury in Saturday’s 35-6 victory over Italy in Padua, and while the experienced front ranker will be afforded the maximum time to recover, it was decided to call up Du Toit as extra cover.

Meanwhile, the Springbok squad arrived in Cardiff on Sunday following their victory over Italy. The match in Cardiff is the final Test of the Springboks’ November Tour.

*Weights are gathered from historic records and might not be 100 percent accurate.

By: Ian Cameron, Rugbypass