The selflessness of Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn at the Cheetahs should be a lesson for former teammates Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis, writes DEVIN HERMANUS.
Jannie du Plessis was applauded by the 2000 supporters at Cape Town stadium when he made his way onto the field as a replacement for the Lions against the Stormers.
Edwill van der Merwe will make his Lions debut against the Stormers in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.
Legendary Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis returned to training with his Lions teammates on Monday despite the untimely and tragic loss of his infant son less than a week ago.
Heartfelt messages of support and condolences have poured in from the rugby world to Jannie du Plessis and his family after the passing of his infant son on Tuesday.
Remembering Brumbies forward Shawn McKay, who on this day in 2009, passed away in a Durban hospital after he was hit by an armed-response vehicle.
Veteran prop Jannie du Plessis, who is a qualified medical doctor, believes nothing will be the same again after the global coronavirus health crisis.
Backs Wandisile Simelane and Andries Coetzee have been left out of the Lions 25-man touring squad to Argentina ahead of their Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Jaguares on Sunday.
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Jannie du Plessis says being able to play in South Africa again played a big role in his decision to join the Lions for the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season.