Send your support to Pieter-Steph

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 16 Mar 2015 at 12:54
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Fans, we’d like to collect messages of support for Pieter-Steph du Toit.

Anyone who’s been through an extensive rehabilitation period will tell you that winning the mental battle is often more important than the physical process of recuperation and recovery. Pieter-Steph, strong as he is, will be at a low point, having picked up a second season-ending injury in as many years, and is going to be need support from friends, family, team mates and fans over the period to come.

Please post your messages of support for Pieter-Steph and I’ll make sure that he gets them later this week.

Only positive messages, of course. Let’s show this young man just how much he means to all of us.


  • Hi Pieter-Steph
    Ek kan nie imagine hoe jy moet voel nie. Weet net dat daar sal n dag kom waar jy jou 50ste toets vier en terug kyk na hierdie 2 jaar met n smile op jou gesig. Jy is n voorbeeld vir ons laaities. Sien jou in 2016.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.03.15 13:01:12 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Where to start?

    Goodluck Pieter, please do not give up on the fantastic talent that you have received.

    You are an inspiration to all of us.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.03.15 13:02:27 by Lieplapper Reply

  • Stay strong Pieter-Steph. You’re such a talented player and still so young. This must be awful for you, but you’ll get through it and come back even stronger.

    I will be keeping you in my prayers.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.03.15 13:03:01 by Letgo Reply
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  • All the very best Piet-Steph. You are truly an YSTER, and I know you will come back with a bang; stronger, fitter and better than ever. Don’t ever give up, keep fighting and know we as fans stand firmly behind you. Always!

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.03.15 13:04:39 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @PieterSteph so jammer oor die besering, maar bid vir jou en glo jy gaan beter en sterker (en hopelik gou) daaruit kom! #Vasbyt #SharksForever

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.03.15 13:07:01 by T-Shark Reply

  • Howzit Pieter-Steph,

    Sterkte met die recovery!! Jy is ‘n amazing speler – ons weet jy gaan sterker anderkant uitkom 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.03.15 13:07:55 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 1) :
    Jy is so reg, jy is n voorbeeld vir ons en veral ons laaities wat op kyk na jou. Gaan kuier op jul plaas en spandeer die tyd saam jou familie, hulle sal jou dra deur die tyd. Onthou net die Liewe Vader sal nooit iets oor jou pad bring as hy weet jy kan dit nie hanteer nie.

    Sterkte, en sien uit om jou in 2016 weer te sien verwoesting saai.

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.03.15 13:09:29 by Lieplapper Reply

  • Hi Pieter-Steph; Meneer, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and we as fans are 100% behind you. Wishing you all the best during this time and looking forward to seeing you make a come back, you are a special talent, and you are incredibly strong willed – you will come out stronger. All the best Sir.

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.03.15 13:16:43 by Richard Reply

  • Eish Oom Piet hoop j lag vir daai een,waar Om te begin? Wens dit kon anders gewees het En wens ook DAT dit liefers ek is wat daar in jou skoene is sodat jy die wereld beker vir ns kan gan wen hoop ons sien jou Gou weer op die veld

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.03.15 13:19:12 by duncanbetteridge Reply

  • Steph, dis ‘n aaklige ding wat nou (weer) gebeur het! Weet net dat jy in almal se gedagtes and gebede is en daar sal bly totdat jy weer kan uitdraf.

    Moet nooit vergeet hoe bevoorreg jy is om so veel talent te hĂȘ en hou aan glo dat jou talent, jou sterkte, jou uithouvermoĂ« an jou geloof op die ou end jou sal deurtrek.

    Jy is besonders geseĂ«n om so ‘n sterk familie, vriende en talle ondersteuners te hĂȘ. Mag ons allemagtige God deur hulle werk om vir jou stertke te gee in die harde tye wat voorlĂȘ.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.03.15 13:20:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pieter-Steph, we all hope and pray that you will make a speedy recovery and that you will soon be back. We know you have the potential to be one of the greatest rugby players in the history of the game!

    Always remember this:
    Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.03.15 13:23:26 by fouriedr Reply

  • Jer. 29:11-13. Sterkte mate, keep your eyes on He who gives us strength.

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.03.15 13:29:39 by Binetts_en_cagefighters Reply

  • Dear Pieter-Steph, the best of luck with the long road to recovery. When you get those tough day and need that little bit of strength, just take that strength from the thousands if not millions of supporters out there who is supporting you all the way and use our strength to pull you through those dark days. All the best and keep the faith.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.03.15 13:35:11 by Nita Reply

  • PSDT, hoop daai knie word goed reggemaak! Laat hulle sommer Adamantium of iets insit om hom sterker te maak. Ons glo die operasie en rehab goed sal gaan en dat jy beter en sterker gaan terugkom.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.03.15 13:35:20 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • Sterkte jong grote. Stay positive, you will be back.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.03.15 13:49:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Hi Pieter-Steph

    I know things seem at their darkest, but know you have the full support of every Sharks fan out there. You are a hero and an inspiration to so many and you’ll be in our prayers for a full and speedy recovery.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.03.15 14:02:09 by StevieS Reply
  • Alles van die beste met jou herstel, Pieter-Steph. Bly positief – mens weet nooit wat kan gebeur vorentoe nie.

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.03.15 14:03:10 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Rob hope you do not mind as I am copying and pasting exactly what you said, could not have said it better, those are strong words mate.

    To Pieter Steph…….
    Steph, dis ‘n aaklige ding wat nou (weer) gebeur het! Weet net dat jy in almal se gedagtes and gebede is en daar sal bly totdat jy weer kan uitdraf.

    Moet nooit vergeet hoe bevoorreg jy is om so veel talent te hĂȘ en hou aan glo dat jou talent, jou sterkte, jou uithouvermoĂ« an jou geloof op die ou end jou sal deurtrek.

    Jy is besonders geseĂ«n om so ‘n sterk familie, vriende en talle ondersteuners te hĂȘ. Mag ons allemagtige God deur hulle werk om vir jou stertke te gee in die harde tye wat voorlĂȘ.

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.03.15 14:03:42 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • PSDT you will be sorely missed,certainly by me,I have you down as the next BOK captain.
    I have been told that I am an idiot for saying that as you are only 22 but Michael Hooper is 23.
    But on the bright side you have a knee injury and that can be fixed,its not a Spinal injury,a neck injury or a brain injury.
    You are young and you will be back,use your rehab time to feed your hunger for the game.

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.03.15 14:17:58 by The hound Reply
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  • Be strong young man … you will be sorely missed by the Boks and the Sharks this season. To the best lock in the country … come back soon, stronger, faster and more hungry than what you are now !!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.03.15 14:32:17 by Flintshark Reply

  • Dear Pieter,
    As a fan I was gutted to hear the news of you injury. i keep asking myself why? and its not fair! but i cant imagine what you must be going through.

    All i can say is stay strong big guy, train your mind and your body will follow. Im still believing that you will be ready come the world cup! anything is possible. Good luck Pieter! you are a machine and I Know you will come back stronger than before. Watching the Sharks games wont be the same without you smashing guys around the field.

    I wont even hope or pray for a miracle because I know you will be back sooner rather than later.

    Black & White, nothing else matters!

    Best Wishes
    Keagan McGoldrick

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.03.15 14:34:23 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

  • Get well soon psdt

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.03.15 14:42:14 by sharkbok Reply

  • Hi Pieter-Steph

    I can only imagine what you’re going through emotionally. I’ve had my share of bad luck with a spinal fusion and various broken bones over the years.If I can offer some advice it is to keep yourself busy.

    Hang out with friends, focus on studies and business interests and hobbies and spend lots of time with friends and family. You are always at your lowest when you’re alone and have time to think about things.

    Good luck and I will be praying for you along with everyone else in the Sharks family!

    Best wishes
    Chris Smith

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.03.15 14:45:55 by ChrisS Reply
  • Hi Pieter-Steph. I cannot begin to imagine what you must been going through. You waited so long to get back and the way you’ve been playing no-one would guess that you’d been off so long previously. You have grown in stature on the rugby field in such a big way, despite the fact that you’ve been sitting on the sidelines for so long before the start of this season. I’m going to pray for you every night. I’m putting you on my prayer list. I sincerely hope you will come right long before the World Cup. South Africa needs you!
    God bless you and, heal you in time for the World Cup. That will be my prayer. You deserve much more than that which has been dished out to you! It’s going to be very different watching Sharks games without you. The Lord knows what you need. I think He will bring you back much sooner than you think now!
    Kindest Regards
    Denése Newby

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.03.15 14:50:51 by [email protected] Reply

  • Hi Pieter-Stephen, praying for you. Please don’t lose hope. My heart is very sore. I know it is a very difficult time for you, just remember that the Lord will never forsake you.

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.03.15 14:59:18 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • All the best Pieter-Steph and wishing you strength during this trying time. God speed.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.03.15 15:05:48 by stevovo Reply
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  • Pieter-Steph, plainly speaking, it sucks. You will however get through this and you will be stronger for it.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.03.15 15:07:05 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Pieter-Steph you are a Shark, and as you know Sharks don’t give up,even when they are down. Take a rest and allow the healing process to take it’s cause and come back next year stronger for it.Good luck.

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.03.15 16:05:35 by nospe Reply

  • Pieter-Steph,baie jammer wat met die knie gebeur het,dis nou rerig n vrats,maar gelukkig sal daai knie weer reg kom,sterker as tevore!Ek hoop en bid dat ons Hemelse Vader jou sal seĂ«n in die tyd van reabilitasie wat vir jou voorlĂȘ en dat almal om jou jou sal help en gemaklik sal maak!Kan nie wag om jou weer volgende jaar in daai trui te sien nie,tyd maak baie dinge weer reg,daai seer hart ook!Bly so goeie voorbeeld en pragtige jong man!

    Weskus Groete

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.03.15 16:20:16 by BarendL Reply
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  • Hey PSdT.

    Best wishes for your recovery mate. May everything go down even smoother than you hope. Remember to stay focused on your long term goal. This is just a stepping stone for you, I’m sure it will make you stronger as a player and more so as a person. You are in our prayers.

    Kind regards

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.03.15 16:21:55 by Ben Reply
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  • Pieter-Steph, moenie dat dit jou onder kry nie. Voor jy jou oĂ« uitvee is jy weer terug in jou toks en reg vir die game. Hopelik is die besering nie so erg as wat ons gedink het nie.


  • Comment 31, posted at 16.03.15 16:25:44 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Ag man dis sleg!!!!! Hou moet jong man daar is nog baie tyd vir jou om die Groen & Goud en Sharks truie te dra. Glo en bid dat ons Hemelse Vader jou deur hiedie tyd sal dra en dat jy ten volle sal herstel!!!!! Stekte en weet jy is altyd in ons gedagtes en gebede!!!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.03.15 16:53:25 by JD Reply
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  • Alles van die beste met jou besering. Hoop jy is gou weer reg. Van n Bulls supporter

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.03.15 16:59:27 by Innimirrel Dwarslat Reply

  • Dear Pieter-Steph, when I talk about the Sharks (a nice subject for me), your name is spoken of with utmost respect among the likes of some big names like Bissie,Beast, Lambie and Kankowski. If I had a son and an accommodating wife there might be a little Pieter-Steph Jefferies running around trying to emulate his namesake. But I have two girls, which goes to show I think that you can never plan everything in life. If anyone can bounce back twice I reckon it would be you. As for me and my household we are thinking of you. God bless you Pieter-Steph!

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.03.15 17:42:23 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Get Well soon. Young man.

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.03.15 17:48:59 by Cindy Reply

  • Pieter.

    All the best my man. I was at the Currie Cup Final in 2013 at Newlands where you were Man of The Match.I will never forget your performance on that day. Province didn’t give us a chance.

    I know this won’t be the last final that i watch you live.
    Stay strong; You’re an incredible player and you still have so much to offer to the rugby world. Its frightening what you have already achieved at your young age. (Normally the tight five mature in their later years and this is when they are at your best.)

    Keep that spirit up that has made you a champion. I will keep you in my prayers.


  • Comment 36, posted at 16.03.15 17:58:38 by money Reply

  • Hey Pieter-Steph
    Regtig saam met jou jammer oor die slegte besering!Kan nie eers dink hoe moeilik dit moet wees om na so goeie begin die seisoen op die kantlyn te moet sit nie. Ons almal hoop regtig jy herstel so vinnig as moontlik, sien uit daarna om weer jou naam te lees as die span aangekondig word. Weet dis moeilik, maar hoop tog dis ook ‘n goeie tyd vir jou saam vriende en familie, weet jy het baie ondersteuning daar ook! Seen vir jou en jou familie

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.03.15 18:48:54 by HeinF Reply

  • Hi Pieter-Steph

    Ons almal neem deel in a wedloop van die lewe. Die wedloop is egter nie sonder enige lokvalle en probleme nie. Ons almal kry ook iets wat oor ons pad kom wat jou wedloop soos ‘n ontmootlike taak laat lyk en sekere maalpyle maar net soos ‘n droom laat voel. Dit is in die tye wat ‘n mens wil opgee…maar dit is juis tydens die oomblikke wat ‘n mens se werklike karakter uitkom. Stof jou self af en hou aan glo. Jy is ‘n wenner, jy het dit al bewys op die veld en jy gaan weer deur die besering kom.

    Glo en bly positief jong man. Jou wedloop is nog ver nie klaar nie en jy het nog baie mylpale wat jy gaan beryk.

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.03.15 19:38:51 by Farlington Reply

  • Dear Pieter-Steph, I was devastated when they stretchered you off the field, and the news this morning just ruined my week, so I cannot imagine how you must be feeling! But keep strong and resolute, you will be back and even stronger . Wishing you all the very best on your recovery, till we see you again in the black and White, and Green and gold.

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.03.15 20:54:16 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • All the best for recovery, Pieter-Steph! Hope you get stronger every day!

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.03.15 08:07:01 by Laurence Webber Reply


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