Jake welcomes Du Plessis brothers
World Cup winning coach Jake White has formally welcomed the Du Plessis brothers, Jannie and Bismarck, to his French club Montpellier.
The Top 14 outfit on Wednesday confirmed the signing of the Du Plessis brothers, Bismarck and Jannie, from the Sharks.
In a brief statement on the club website Montpellier said the two Du Plessis brother had signed for three years.
The two, who won the World Cup with White as coach in 2007, will head to France after this year's edition of the World Cup – in England in September and October.
White welcomed the signing of the Springbok duo.
"They are very experienced," he said on the Montpellier website.
"It's fantastic for them to come here and share their knowledge with the players of Montpellier," White added.
Jannie, who plays tighthead prop, is 32 and has 62 Springbok caps.
Bismarck, a 31-year-old hooker, has 70 Test caps.
Their arrival is the latest in a batch over foreign signings – which will see seven South Africans arrive at the French club for the 2015/16 season.
The new arrivals include Jannie Du Plessis (prop, from the Sharks), Schalk van der Merwe (prop, from the Lions), Bismarck Du Plessis (hooker, Sharks), Paul Willemse (second row, Bulls), Jacques du Plessis (second row and back row, Bulls), Willem Andries Liebenberg (loose forward, Bulls), Demetri Catrakilis (flyhalf, Stormers), Cameron Wright (scrumhalf, Sharks), Jacobie Adriaanse (prop, Scarlets), Nic White (scrumhalf, Brumbies), Jessie Mogg (fullback, Brumbies), Seveci Nakailagi (wing, Fiji Under-20), Julien Malzieu (wing, Clermont Auvergne) and Marvin O'Connor (wing, Aviron Bayonnais).