Veteran hooker Bismarck du Plessis says he was about to walk away from rugby before Jake White called him with a last-minute offer to play for the Vodacom Bulls.
Legendary Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been linked with a move to Loftus Versfeld and director of rugby Jake White has made no excuse for his commitment to sustaining the Bulls’ current run of success.
The Bulls are seeking to sign a decorated tight forward who was part of Jake White’s 2007 Rugby World Cup winning team.
Uncompromising former Bok hard man Bismarck du Plessis returns from France with a new perspective on life, writes JON CARDINELLI in the latest SA Rugby magazine.
Three South Africans, including a veteran Springbok, makes it onto a hot-list of the best players looking for a new club.
2009 Springbok squad members Bismarck du Plessis and Ryan Kankowski believe Cobus Reinach and Franco Mostert have all the qualities to step in for the injured Faf de Klerk and Pieter-Steph du Toit during Saturday’s deciding third Test against the British & Irish Lions.
Bismarck du Plessis, who recently turned 37 years old, continues to show his prowess at the breakdown after winning a crucial turnover late on in Montpellier’s Challenge Cup final victory over the Leicester Tigers.
Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard is set to feature prominently for Montpellier in the coming weeks after making his return from a long-term injury to help the French club book a place in the European Challenge Cup final.
Take a look back at this selection from former Wales captain Sam Warburton, who included two South Africans in his ‘dream team’.
Do you remember this moment when referee Pascal Gauzere got caught up in the action during the 2015 World Cup pool match between the Springboks and the USA?