CAPE TOWN- Stormers and Springbok lock Pieter Steph Du Toit is fit and ready to play against the Waratahs on Saturday in their Super Rugby clash in Sydney.
The star player had missed the Stormers last game against Jaguares at Newlands with a lower back strain, but the Du Toit has been added into the travelling squad for fixtures against the Waratahs, Crusaders and Highlanders respectively.
Coach Russell Winter speaking on Tuesday in a media briefing addressed the injury concerns of the 25-year-old,” We’ve got very good locks at the union and getting Pieter-Steph back is just another boost,” Winter said from Sydney.
“It’s great having him back. He can cover loose forward as well and he’s very good in the lineouts.
“He’s going to definitely make a difference to the side and I’m looking forward to seeing him if he gets chosen on Saturday.”
“I see him as a lock who can cover loose forward … predominantly, he will play lock,” Winter confirmed.
“He’s a very good No 5 lock, he calls the lineouts really well and he adds some mobility to the pack.”
The coach may be tempted to slot in Du Toit in the starting line-up by selecting him on the bench for Saturday game, the team is expected to be announced on Thursday.
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