Montpellier hooker Bismarck du Plessis will be sidelined for between six to eight weeks after undergoing neck surgery.
France-based hooker Bismarck du Plessis says he still has aspirations to play for the Springboks again.
Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis will start for Montpellier in the friendly against Western Province on Thursday.
Frans Steyn and Bismarck du Plessis have been ruled out of the series against England due to injuries sustained in the Top 14 final.
Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that Montpellier duo Bismarck du Plessis and Frans Steyn will not be considered for selection in Saturday’s series-opening Test against England, writes CRAIG LEWIS in Johannesburg.
Ruan Pienaar kicked 17 points as Montpellier thrashed Lyon 40-14 in their French Top 14 semi-final on Friday. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Bismarck du Plessis was involved in a big brawl at the end of Montpellier’s match against the Glasgow Warriors.