Gaffie calls it quits

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Original Content on 20 Apr 2010 at 09:40
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Former Sharks and Springbok flyhalf Gaffie du Toit has quit from rugby with immediate effect. The 34 year old joined SWD in 2009 but has injured his knee and has not played since the end of last year.

Du Toit played 11 tests for the Springboks and scored 108 points during his short career. Sharks fans will remember him for ‘choking’ during the 2000 Currie Cup final at Kings Park when he missed several relatively easy kicks at goal which most believe cost the Sharks the trophy.

It is believed that Du Toit will take up coaching in the Bethlehem area.

Sharksworld wishes Gaffie all the best for the future.


  • The Gaffster

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.04.10 09:54:15 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 1) :

    A real shame he never reached his full potential. Had he done so the Boks would not have been as crappola as they were during that early 2000’s. 😕

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.04.10 09:58:46 by wpw Reply
  • “It is believed that Du Toit will take up coaching in the Bethlehem area.”

    Mmmm… I wonder ❓ Nah… bad idea. 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.04.10 09:58:59 by Farlington Reply

  • The Gaff –

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.04.10 11:08:42 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • And there goes the (southern)spear in the oppositions eyes and the hope of the spears winning with their first try at s14/s15…. 😛 😛 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I do hope we dont duplicate this story with Francios Steyn!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.04.10 11:41:48 by Volstruis Reply

  • His carreer was marked by inconsistancy – had he delivered brilliant performances more often his test caps might have been a lot more.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.04.10 12:54:17 by MB1810 Reply

  • @MB1810 (Comment 6) :

    I agree. It didn’t help that Nick Mallett used him and Von Hoesslin as the scapegoats when we lost against the All Blacks in 1999.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.04.10 12:57:16 by wpw Reply
  • What can I say, I’m devestated… 😕
    The Gaffer had so much potential but zero BMT

    Good luck Gaffie! I was your biggest fan until you moved to the Sharks

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.04.10 14:44:51 by Gazman Reply

  • He was like a dormant Iceland volcano. Could errupt at any time and measured a thousand sysmic activities in a month. But he never got there. I still remember a try when he played 10 for Griquas when he dummied to his right and made a 90 degree step to evade all and sundry with divots lining the air and scoring nonchalantly under the posts. He was an uncut diamond, and never cut since. My 2c!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.04.10 17:18:26 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • Go well Gabriel.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.04.10 21:42:45 by McLovin Reply


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