Say WHAT? Pieter-Steph is now officially called ‘Malmesbury Missile’


“Malmesbury Missile”.

Now these are the words that according to the Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language (WHAT) officially belongs to the Springbok rugby player, Pieter-Steph du Toit.

These words were exclusively purchased by Radio Tygerberg 104FM on behalf of the Springbok flank after South Africa’s recent victory against the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup, in which Du Toit properly showed his strength as a rugby player.

During the nail-biting final, Du Toit (31) played his heart out and was also named player of the match. He made a total of 66 successful tackles during the tournament in France.

According to Rikus van Rooy, Radio Tygerberg’s program manager, Du Toit played a phenomenal final game and that is why this community radio station decided to dedicate the words “Malmesbury missile” to the loose forward.

“A total of 28 tackles in a world cup final is remarkable. After the historic match, the media began to refer to him as the ‘Malmesbury Missile’.

“With the purchase of these words on behalf of Pieter-Steph, we want to acknowledge the role he played in an important event in our country’s history,” says Van Rooy.

The important role that the Springboks play in our country cannot be underestimated, emphasizes Van Rooy.

“They manage to unite the country… and twice in a row! There is so much that we as South Africans can learn from the team about hard work, focus, teamwork and passion. These are the qualities that made the Springboks team victorious.

“It was also gratifying to see how the team went down on their knees after their victory to honor the Lord for it.”

Du Toit matriculated at Swartland High School in Malmesbury in the Western Cape, and Radio Tygerberg will soon present him with the certificate.

Download the WAT certificate here.