Bismarck Du Plessis

Tough love gave Bok doc a backup plan

Prop Jannie du Plessis reveals how he almost cut short his medical studies to save the family farm.

Bismarck makes season debut for Sharks against Lions

The captain missed the opening game last week when he withdrew at the last minute due to a shoulder problem, and will replace Kyle Cooper.

Blame the IRB for spoiling the fun

Just when Super Rugby is getting really exciting, it's being interrupted by a show of mediocrity.

Red card struck from Du Plessis’s record

The red card against Springbok Bismarck du Plessis in Saturday's rugby test between South Africa and New Zealand has been removed from his record.

Read leads All Blacks to bruising 29-15 win over Boks

Tries from Kieran Read helped New Zealand grab victory over South Africa, who had Bismarck du Plessis sent off for two contentious yellow cards.

Bismarck excluded from Sharks squad ahead of Bulls clash

Bismarck du Plessis has failed to make the Sharks' matchday squad for their weekend clash against the Bulls in Durban.

Waratahs storm back to overcome Sharks

New South Wales Waratahs put their season firmly back on track by coming from behind to beat a tiring Sharks side 34-30.

Bismarck du Plessis: ‘Rugby is a contact sport’

Bismarck du Plessis said filling captain John Smit's boots would be one of the goals he would like to achieve when South Africa take on Samoa.

Bismarck calls for better Bok lineouts

Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis says South Africa need to improve their lineout play ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup match against Fiji.

Steyn’s chance to make his Bok mark

Butch James is on the bench and Lambie is at fullback as Morné takes over at flyhalf.

Du Plessis returns for Sharks

Bismarck du Plessis will be back at hooker for the Sharks' Super Rugby encounter against the Brumbies in Durban on Saturday.

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