Pieter-Steph du Toit signs Sharks contract extension

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Original Content, Sharks on 19 Jul 2013 at 11:52
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Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has pledged his immediate future to the Sharks, opting to extend his contract by two more years, according to EWN Sport.

This is the second piece of great news to come from EWN’s Jean Smyth this morning, after he confirmed that the du Plessis brothers appear likely to stay in Durban.

Pieter-Steph, who is highly rated by Bok coach Heyneke Meyer as the next “big thing”, has been aggressively targeted by both the Bulls and Western Province, but after a meeting with new Sharks CEO John Smit on Wednesday, opted to rather stay in Durban to become a great with the Sharks.

Well done Smitty, well done Steph. A little bit of magic!

Update: The Sharks have now confirmed the signing on their own website as well…

The Sharks are pleased to announce that Pieter-Steph du Toit has reaffirmed his commitment to The Sharks by re-signing for a further two years.

John Smit, The Sharks CEO stated, “Pieter-Steph has shown great promise and he has had a positive impact on the team since joining the senior set-up. We are thrilled that he has reaffirmed his commitment to The Sharks.”

The Sharks Commercial Manager, Rudolf Straeuli added, “We are delighted to have secured the signature of a player of the calibre of Pieter-Steph. We not only identified him, but he has also been developed through The Sharks Academy. He has a bright future ahead of him.”

Pieter – Steph said, “As a twenty year old rugby player I am living my dream and I am extremely privileged to be identified by The Sharks as a player who can play a role in the province going forward. I will continue to learn from the many experienced players in our team and I hope that I can make the contribution required and expected of me. I will work as hard as I can and always do my best for The Sharks.”

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  • Congratulations Mr Smit!

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.07.13 11:53:43 by MerckZ Reply

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.07.13 11:53:56 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • Oh yeah, we’re in for a special era under Smit. The man is already showing a serious talent for negotiating the impossible.

    Suck on that bulls. 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.07.13 11:54:59 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • Get in!! this news has made my Friday

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.07.13 11:55:18 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Now that’s some good news to kick start the weekend

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.07.13 11:55:52 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • Woohoo! Best news yet!

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.07.13 11:56:47 by PTAShark Reply
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  • No we are talking! Great to see the youngsters sticking around as well as the seasoned campaigners. That’s a great start to the new management’s tenure

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.07.13 11:59:18 by youthfulshark Reply

  • Well all this good news calls for a celebration. look out Lusaka on on my way. Great way to start the week end.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.07.13 11:59:49 by Bayshark Reply

  • A bit of magic? Just like Sireli Bobo?

    Wonder if Brendan Venter had anything to do with it…

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.07.13 12:00:34 by MerckZ Reply

  • Now the next big signature? Ludik?

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.07.13 12:00:36 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 10) : Just as important for the team – notwithstanding Odwa’s good performance in the 15 jersey.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.07.13 12:03:31 by MerckZ Reply

  • @MerckZ (Comment 9) : glad you got it

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.07.13 12:04:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great news!!

    I’d basically given up hope that he was going to stay.

    Now we need to bring Peet Marais up and get them going as a combo and we know we have great locks for years to come.

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.07.13 12:04:12 by Butchie34 Reply
  • Great news for the Sharks

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.07.13 12:09:16 by jonnow Reply

  • Good work ! congrats !!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.07.13 12:09:57 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Great work Barney!

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.07.13 12:20:07 by Pokkel Reply
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    I ALMOST STARTED CRYIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.07.13 12:20:23 by R Hayward Reply

  • So what happened to Boerseun’s scoop?

    I guess he’s about as connected as the rest of us 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.07.13 12:21:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • It doesn’t matter how many great players a team has. If the management is not right then things won’t always go to plan. With JS I think we wil have a great edge!!! Well done smitty!

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.07.13 12:27:40 by Shark Overide Reply

  • Well, well, well.

    I am pleasantly surprised. A lot of hard work must have gone into this.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.07.13 12:30:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : Nope, PSdT was very, very close to signing for the Bulls.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.07.13 12:31:32 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 21) : You think the brilliance or rather the anouncement of getting wentzel in changed things?

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.07.13 12:35:55 by R Hayward Reply

  • Well done JS, and RS. Great stuff. Glad PSDT decided to continue his future with us. This does really call for a celebration.

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.07.13 12:49:55 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Ah man! Such awesome news to come back to after lunch. Well done to John and the guys!

    I think that makes it beer’o clock!

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.07.13 12:54:16 by AlienArmy Reply

  • Well done Mr. CEO! Don’t know how you pulled this one off but well done!

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.07.13 13:07:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great start to the weekend, now the Dup bros must just sign.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.07.13 13:14:11 by JD Reply
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  • Well this is good news indeed. Well done to JS and co for securing him.

    Also, don’t want to be the guy to stir the pot and upset everybody. But I read on (well yes not really accurate) News24 that Bismarck wants a “long term” bok contract. Apparently it will make his decision easier to stay in SA. So ja… I’m not losing sleep over that article just yet, but if anyone could just come out and say that it’s BS then Ill be happy.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.07.13 13:15:57 by Farlington Reply

  • Happy Days! Keep up the good work

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.07.13 13:16:11 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @Farlington (Comment 27) : Sport24 took what was written and twisted the f*ck out of it, the way they always do.

    Bismarck will stay in Durban.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.07.13 13:20:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 23) : True, credit where it’s due – Oom Rudi has done well.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.07.13 13:20:26 by MerckZ Reply

  • @Farlington (Comment 27) : Check out the article on SW about the dup brothers, should give you a little peace of mind 🙂

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.07.13 13:20:31 by AlienArmy Reply

  • @AlienArmy (Comment 31) : haha, or what Rob said 😆

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.07.13 13:21:20 by AlienArmy Reply

  • This is awesome news :mrgreen: Good to see JS pulling the right strings behind the scenes 😉

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.07.13 13:21:28 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

  • From the Supersport website:

    “Promising lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has re-signed with the Sharks for a further two years, the union announced on Friday.”

    If Western Province had signed him, I’d imagine they’d have used a few more adjectives than merely “promising”.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.07.13 13:23:26 by MerckZ Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : Yeah, like I said I won’t lose to much sleep over something I read on there. I find a lot of the articles very unclear and it’s almost like they are guessing most of the time.

    @AlienArmy (Comment 31) : Aha will do! Just read the first article and commented. Thanks

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.07.13 13:28:34 by Farlington Reply

  • Awesome stuff!

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.07.13 13:43:28 by neilster Reply

  • Really great news

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.07.13 13:48:55 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • Thats a shame really.
    We’d have happily had PSdT back.

    But I suppose its better than him ending up at the Bulls!

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.07.13 13:58:31 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • I have read the site for the last 3 years and never posted a comment.

    This bit of news constitutes a for a debut on Sharksworld!!

    Well done John Smith and suck on that Blu Ballz!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.07.13 14:05:38 by Yogi Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 38) : back?

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.07.13 14:13:48 by Uli Reply
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  • @Yogi (Comment 39) : welcome! May it not be the last 🙂

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.07.13 14:15:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @R Hayward (Comment 22) : I really dont know, I would love to know what the deciding factors were.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.07.13 14:21:59 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • And may the Captain Morgan flow! Best news ever! I must say whilst I read this site every day, I havent posted a comment for a while but this warranted something! I would have died seeing him go to the Bulls or Province! Well done Smitty and Pieter Steph and hate to say it, Rudolph! (RS may this be your best parting gift ever!)Now we need Bissie,Ludik and Ungerer to commit and we are happy days!

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.07.13 14:38:52 by Vince Reply

  • @Uli (Comment 40) :

    You know he’s an import from the greatest rugby province in the world, right?

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.07.13 14:39:04 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 44) : From one Vin to another, actually he’s an export that was unwanted from what I remember! Seems you guys let the good ones go off to where they are appreciated and keep the likes of Elstadt who clearly belongs with you guys!

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.07.13 14:50:58 by Vince Reply

  • 😈

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.07.13 14:51:54 by Vince Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 44) : He hails from the Free State? I could have sworn he comes from Western Province. 😈

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.07.13 15:00:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 44) : BOLAND BO!!!!!!

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.07.13 15:12:26 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 48) :

    At last, somebody with taste!

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.07.13 17:03:49 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @Vince (Comment 45) : @Vince (Comment 46) : @vanmartin (Comment 47) :

    Iree name bro!

    You see, the problem we have in the Western Cape, is that we just have so much talent to choose from. Put it down to better schools, good fine, great food or just plain genetics.
    Add to that, the fact that everybody wants to live in the beautiful Cape and all of a sudden we’re inundated with quality people and really top-class rugby players.

    Obviously, under these circumstances, there will be players that fall through the cracks and end up playing for other provinces. You cant give every talented player a chance – there are just 15 players on a team! Thankfully we get it right more often than not, as is evidently showcased in 100 years of success on the field.

    In reality, what this means is that other provinces, that for various reasons are not able to produce the quality of player that we can in Cape Town, are also able to compete and hold their head high, simply because of the generosity and position Western Province rugby finds itself in.

    To a lesser degree, the same can be said for the Free State, though heaven alone knows why anybody would want to live there. Maybe the farms are just more affordable?

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.07.13 17:12:15 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Best Shark news in 5years!!!!

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.07.13 17:14:42 by BoerSeun Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 50) : methinks I and I be partaking a little too much of the weed bro if you tink dat! 😈

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.07.13 19:11:38 by Vince Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 50) : @Vince (Comment 52) : ja and that’s the reason for Province winning countless trophies in the last 20 odd years…….. ok well actually it’s only 4 Currie cup and 1 Vodacom Cup trophies. 😈

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.07.13 19:36:08 by JD Reply
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  • E x c e l l e n t!

    Losing Ludik is still a shame

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.07.13 20:06:34 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • PSDT and Etzebeth the next Bakkies and Victor for the Springboks?

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.07.13 22:42:06 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • I think a lot of players will sign or extent contracts with the Sharks purely based on the respect they have for Smit, Sharks couldn’t have made a better decision to appoint Smit as CEO

    Great things to come for Sharks rugby #sharksforever

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.07.13 22:48:15 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Yeehaa!

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.07.13 01:47:13 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 56) : Masterstroke by the Board to appointment JS as CEO. We will not only be able to retain our players but will be able to attract talent both on and off the field (coaches), not to mention the sponsors. The Board really needs to be given credit, may it continue to make the right decisions for The Sharks.

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.07.13 04:15:53 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 50) : Clearly you have missed your calling. You should have been a real estate salesman. After the smoke clears all there is to buy is a rusty tin shanty!

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.07.13 08:45:56 by Caratacus Reply

  • Cant give enough credit to Barney and Co for this coup.

    The lad was pretty much a goner after the debacle of his injury management going into the mid-year tests. Retaining him is truly a feather in the cap of the new CEO.

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.07.13 08:48:20 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Match Thread for the play offs?

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.07.13 09:21:32 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Great signing!!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.07.13 09:29:31 by Hmmm Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 44) : pwhahaha!

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.07.13 15:30:35 by Uli Reply
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  • Ok, so its a slow news day so I thought I would post a link to a column in the Rapport by “Die Mol”.

    I post it here, (under the news of PSdT’s) signing, only because I think the article was written as a response the news of the signing (and the finger given by Venter.)

    This guy has really turned into a very bitter old women.

    Hey Rob, if that was bad etiquette of me I apologise.

  • Comment 64, posted at 22.07.13 10:08:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 64) : No my man… no harm done! That article was a direct attack on Venter and Smit. Some ballz this Doooo eh ou has? I know we are going to make him eat his words!

  • Comment 65, posted at 22.07.13 10:40:56 by R Hayward Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 64) : that’s actually quite sad.

    I’d hate to cash the paycheque I got for writing something like that.

  • Comment 66, posted at 22.07.13 11:08:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @R Hayward (Comment 65) : Really poor journalism especially considering that I cant find anything on Wentzels signing on the official Sharks site yet.

  • Comment 67, posted at 22.07.13 11:11:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : Yep, sads the word.

  • Comment 68, posted at 22.07.13 11:13:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • This is great news! Well done John Smit and Co…

  • Comment 69, posted at 22.07.13 12:47:39 by Ben Reply
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