The phrase “it can only happen in SA rugby” has never rung more true than it has for a bizarre week that has ended with one marquee World Cup winner in Malcolm Marx lost to the local game and world rugby player of the year Pieter-Steph du Toit a free agent with no fixed abode.

Du Toit cancelled his contract with Western Province just before deadline on Thursday and WP were understood to be working overtime at the weekend on drafting up and agreeing to a new one that will insert minor amendments to his initial deal with the union...

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