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Van Niekerk agrees new Toulon deal
ESPNscrum Staff
March 25, 2012
Toulon's Joe Van Niekerk is hit by two Racing Metro defenders, Toulon v Racing Metro, French Top 14, Mayol stadium, Toulon, France, March 24, 2012
Joe van Niekerk has agreed a new contract with Toulon © Getty Images
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Joe van Niekerk has agreed a two-year contract extension with Top 14 big-spenders Toulon.

The 31-year-old hopes to end his career at the Stade Mayol, having made the switch to France in 2008.

Capped 52 times by South Africa - most recently against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in 2010 - van Niekerk has become a cult figure since joining Toulon, where he is currently captain.

Before moving to France, the back-rower turned out for the Cats and Stormers in Super Rugby.

"Since my arrival, I've loved this club," he told Var Matin. "I wanted to continue the adventure."

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