DURBAN – The television commentators covering the Sharks’ Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls at the weekend described Thomas du Toit as a “136kg” giant, but he would beg to differ.
“That was 100 percent false,” the 24-year-old beamed after team training yesterday ahead of Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. “I am 128 or 129 kgs depending on if it is before or after eating my (daily) steak.”
Protein, you see is the preferred fuel for driving the “Tank,” as he is appropriately nicknamed. “I love steak, in fact anything you can throw on a fire,” Du Toit emphasized.
Du Toit rejoined the Sharks last week after being cut from the Springbok squad and he put the disappointment behind him by playing a storming game against the Bulls.
“The most important thing for me is that I love playing this game I want to play as much as I can and the Currie Cup is providing me with that opportunity. I am starting and can empty the Tank for 60 minutes,” he said.