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Cheetahs hooker Jacques du Toit joins Bath

News24
27 Jan 2021, 04:13 GMT+10

Bath have announced the signing of Cheetahs hooker Jacques du Toit, who joins the squad with immediate effect.

The hooker becomes the latest South African addition to the Premiership and is now one of three in the Blue, Black and White squad.

On the addition of the hooker, Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper said: "We are really pleased to welcome Jacques and his family to Bath Rugby. Jacques came to our attention after some impressive performances in South Africa. After speaking with Jacques and understanding his motivations we concluded that he is exactly the right type of person and player that we want to add to our squad.

"Jacques is a physical forward who is able to use his skills to keep play alive with his handling ability and explosive running. He will fight for a shirt with the Blue, Black and White and adds to our depth in the position."

Du Toit came through the ranks at the Cheetahs, representing them at all age groups at both junior and senior levels.

The 27-year-old had been preparing to captain the Southern Kings having moved from the Cheetahs last season before the club fell into liquidation.

He made an immediate return to the Cheetahs and had since been playing for them in South Africa's Currie Cup competition.

Du Toit arrived in Bath on Sunday and will isolate with his family for 14 days. He will join the rugby programme and meet the squad once these Covid-19 protocols are complete.

- TEAMtalk media

Source: News24

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