Bok powerhouse unlikely to spring back into action this year

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Bok powerhouse unlikely to spring back into action this year

It’s been 17 years since a World Player of the Year could not loll in the lustre of success. It’s Pieter-Steph’s turn

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Not since Jonny Wilkinson has a reigning World Player of the Year followed up an annus mirabilis with an annus horribilis.

That is the dramatic change in fortune that has befallen Springbok talisman Pieter-Steph du Toit.

Just like 2003 Rugby World Cup-winner and World Player of the Year Wilkinson, Du Toit could not bask in the afterglow of his stunning success the following year. The cruel hand of injury has had him in its grip for almost the entire year...

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