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Jannie du Plessis
South Africa
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Full name Jan Nathaniel du Plessis
Born November 16, 1982, Bethlehem
Current age 31 years 287 days
Major teams Cheetahs, Natal Sharks, Sharks, South Africa
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 260 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2007-2014 56 47 9 5 1 0 0 0 41 13 2 75.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 83.33
The Rugby Championship 2007-2014 28 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 16 11 1 58.92

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jul 7, 2007 match details
Last Test Argentina v South Africa at Salta, Aug 23, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Jannie du Plessis is the older brother of Bismarck and started his career at the Free State Cheetahs. After making his debut for the Boks in the 2007 Tri-Nations, du Plessis was a late call up to the World Cup squad the same year in place of the injured BJ Botha.

He was thrust straight into the first-team squad and started their quarter-final in place of the injured CJ Van der Linde. And a week after the victorious World Cup final, Jannie turned out for the Cheetahs in their 2007 Currie Cup final.

He decided to move to the Sharks in time for the 2008 season and took the Currie Cup in 2010 with the Natal side. And du Plessis will hope to play a key part in the Boks squad for the 2011 World Cup having been named in their 30-man squad for the tournament.

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Sep 28, 2013
Jannie du Plessis and Morne Steyn lift the Mandela Shield
Jannie du Plessis and Morne Steyn lift the Mandela Shield
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Sep 28, 2013
South Africa's Jannie du Plessis and Morne Steyn celebrate victory
South Africa's Jannie du Plessis and Morne Steyn celebrate victory
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Sep 14, 2013
South Africa's Jannie du Plessis celebrates Bismarck du Plessis' try
South Africa's Jannie du Plessis celebrates Bismarck du Plessis' try
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Jun 15, 2013
South Africa's Jannie du Plessis fends off Scotland's Matt Scott
South Africa's Jannie du Plessis fends off Scotland's Matt Scott
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