With just two days to go until the launch of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, SARugbymag.co.za spotlights the most influential hookers to have played for the Springboks at the tournament.
On 28 July 2012, Springbok hardman Eben Etzebeth showcased his immense physical strength by charging through Bismarck du Plessis in a Super Rugby clash at Newlands.
On Saturday the Springboks will face the All Blacks in Auckland for the first time since 2013, when Bismarck du Plessis was controversially and infamously yellow-carded for a tackle on Dan Carter.
Relive the highlights of Bismarck du Plessis’ stint with the Vodacom Bulls as the veteran hooker prepares to make his final appearance at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Bismarck du Plessis’ illustrious career made its final tackle in Cape Town on Saturday and the adamantine hooker will be remembered as one of South Africa’s very best.
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Vodacom Bulls hooker Bismarck du Plessis has expressed his concerns that rugby is heading down a path of self-destruction.
Bismarck du Plessis has opened up on how Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White coaxed him out of retirement and the challenges posed by the ongoing rugby calendar in South Africa.
Bismarck du Plessis will steam into the 2022-23 Vodacom United Rugby Championship as a grizzled sea dog determined to cut through the biggest swells one last time.
Veteran hooker Bismarck du Plessis says moving to the Vodacom Bulls has helped him rediscover his love for the game, while shedding light on his relationship with Jake White.