They were after a world-class second row after the retirements of Bakkies
Botha and Ali Williams at the end of the season.
French and European champions Toulon boast immense Test quality, with Matt Giteau, Leigh Halfpenny, Bakkies
Botha, Ali Williams and Delon Armitage.
Lobbe, the 61-times capped Pumas back-rower, links up with a travelling party that includes All Black forwards Carl Hayman and Chris Masoe and Springbok greats Bryan Habana, Bakkies
Botha and Juan Smith.
Pretoria--Ford Southern Africa last week unveiled a rugged new version of its popular Ranger bakkies
for Sub Saharan Africa.
2009: Picked up a shoulder injury in the Lions tour after being cleaned out by Bakkies
That was as good as it got for the World XV, as Bryan Habana and Bakkies
Botha (left) got on the scoresheet before the break.
Tries, against the run of play, from speedster Bryan Habana and lock enforcer Bakkies
Botha had allowed them to edge ahead at a sunny Newlands.
Half-backs Fourie du Preez (Suntory) and Morne Steyn (Stade Francais), 'ying nisher Bryan Habana, lock enforcer Bakkies
Botha (both Toulon) and Bath's back-row breakdown expert Francois Louw have all been summoned.
LDVs are known as bakkies
in SA, pick-up trucks in North America and open-bed trucks elsewhere.
Toulon's star-studded squad also includes international greats Bakkies
Botha, Matt Giteau and Joe van Niekirk, but they come up against a Toulouse side who are equally long on star quality and who finished the regular season 14 points clear of their rivals.
Forming part of a second-row contingent including Springbok 'Twin Towers' Bakkies
Botha and Victor Matfield, Fondse could have no better tutors than the World Cup-winning pair.