Martin du Toit

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Martin du Toit
Full nameOzard Martin du Toit
Date of birth (1989-06-27) 27 June 1989 (age 29)
Place of birthWelkom, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb; 13 st 5 lb)
SchoolHottentots Holland High School, Somerset West
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Fullback / Centre
Current team Southern Kings
Youth Career
2008–2010 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011 Hamiltons ()
2012 NMMU Madibaz 7 (13)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2017 SWD Eagles 76 (110)
2017–present Southern Kings 22 (19)
Correct as of 17 February 2019

Ozard Martin du Toit (born 27 June 1989 in Welkom, South Africa) is a South African rugby union player for the Southern Kings in the Pro14.[1] He is a utility back that can play as a fly-half, fullback or inside centre.

Career[edit]

Youth, Amateur and Varsity rugby[edit]

Du Toit played high school rugby for Hottentots Holland High School, playing for the first XV since age 16 and making in excess of 50 appearances for his school.[2]

He joined Western Province in 2008, where he played for the Western Province U19 side during the 2008 Under-19 Provincial Championship and for the Western Province U21 side during the 2009 and 2010 Under-19 Provincial Championships.

He spent 2011 playing club rugby for Hamiltons in the Western Province Super League[3] before joining the NMMU Madibaz prior to the 2012 Varsity Cup.[4] He started all seven of the Madibaz' matches, scoring one try and kicking four conversions.

SWD Eagles[edit]

He joined George-based side SWD Eagles for the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season. He made his first class debut in their match against the Border Bulldogs in East London.[5] After one more appearance off the bench in their match against the Eastern Province Kings,[6] he made his first start against the Pumas in Nelspruit.[7] He made a fourth appearance against the Leopards,[8] but suffered a broken hand that rules him out for the rest of the season.[9]

In his first full season in 2013, he quickly established himself as a regular for the side. Seven appearances followed in the 2013 Vodacom Cup competition – which included Du Toit's first senior try in their final match of the competition against the Border Bulldogs[10] – and he started eleven of his side's fifteen matches during the 2013 Currie Cup First Division, scoring three tries.

He was shifted to inside centre for the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition, contributing one try as he helped his side to the quarter-finals and was again named in the squad for their 2014 Currie Cup qualification campaign.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Martin du Toit". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Mylpaal vir HHH se losskakel" (in Afrikaans). Die Burger. 3 September 2007. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  3. ^ "A". Die Burger. 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – NMMU : 2012 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Border Bulldogs 27-33 SWD Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  6. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 7-29 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Ford Pumas 70-27 SWD Eagles". South African Rugby Union. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  8. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – SWD Eagles 64-34 Leopards". South African Rugby Union. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Meer vir SWD op spel in Boland". Die Burger. 14 September 2012. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  10. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – South Western Districts 19-25 Border Bulldogs". South African Rugby Union. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  11. ^ "SA Rugby Squad – South Western Districts : 2014 Absa Currie Cup Qualifiers". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 3 June 2016.