Warrington Debut of Toby Du Toit
On this day, 50 years ago, Transvaal provincial player Tobies (‘Toby’) Du Toit, made his debut for Warrington, at Hunslet on Sunday 19 December. Warrington won 13–6, with du Toit kicking two goals. He then played in every game until the end of the season – 24 in all – and scored points in his first nine appearances with eight tries and 15 goals.
Before his rugby league debut, Tobies represented the Johannesburg Police RFC’s club in both the Bailey and Pirates Grand Challenge Cup and Transvaal in the Currie Cup competition. A wing, he made his provincial debut in 1967, and represented his province 41 times and scored 18 tries.
By Hendrik Snyders