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WATCH | Pieter-Steph du Toit joins new team-mates in Japan

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Dec 13, 2021

Springbok forward Pieter-Steph du Toit took part in his first training session at his new Japanese club Toyoya Verblitz on Monday.

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Du Toit signed for the Top League side from the Stormers in September.

“I’m very excited to be here with the guys. I enjoyed a full training session and I can’t wait for the season ahead. I’m very excited,” Pieter-Steph du Toit said in a video clip posted by the club on social media.

Welcome to TOYOTA VERBLITZ

ピーターステフ・デュトイ選手#リーグワン 初代チャンピオン目指して共に闘いましょう#トヨタヴェルブリッツ pic.twitter.com/SOUVUgdVz4

— トヨタヴェルブリッツ TOYOTA VERBLITZ (@toyotaverblitz) December 13, 2021

Du Toit, the 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, missed the Springboks’ Rugby Championship campaign as well as their year-end tour to the United Kingdom after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Du Toit joins Springbok team-mate Willie le Roux on Verblitz’ books.

Meanwhile, the big-spending club also welcomed All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu.

Welcome to TOYOTA VERBLITZ

パトリック・トゥイプロトゥ選手#リーグワン 初代チャンピオン目指して共に闘いましょう#トヨタヴェルブリッツ pic.twitter.com/6oB36U0u5G

— トヨタヴェルブリッツ TOYOTA VERBLITZ (@toyotaverblitz) December 13, 2021

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