Gaffie goes north

Springbok utility back Gaffie du Toit has decided to futher his career with French club Toulouse.

It has been confirmed that Du Toit has signed a contract with the French giants and will replace the injured Frederic Michalak at flyhalf. This means that he will not face the Boks as a part of a World XV team in Leicester on Sunday.

The 30 year old began his Test career in 1998, and has played at flyhalf, wing and fullback. In all, he has played 14 Tests, scoring 108 points. With Toulouse, he will resume the role of flyhalf, a position that saw him playing for the Boks before he played Currie Cup rugby.

When it comes to his Currie Cup career, few have played for more teams than Du Toit. After beginning at Griquas in 1998, he has since played for the Sharks (2000-02), Western Province (2003-05) and the Cheetahs (2006). He has one Currie Cup winner’s medal with the Free State side after this year’s draw with the Blue Bulls.

In terms of Super Rugby, he has turned out for the Cats (1999), the Sharks (2000-02), the Stormers (2003-05) and most recently the Cheetahs (2006).

Du Toit joins a talented Toulose backline that boast names such as Yannick Jauzion, Benoit Baby, Florian Fritz, Cedric Heymans, Vincent Clerc, Michalak and scrumhalf Jean-Baptiste Ellisalde. The French captain Fabien Pelous is also a member of the team, as well as former Springbok prop Daan Human.