Mon 30 Aug 2021 | 10:03

Bismarck du Plessis linked to Bulls move

Bismarck du Plessis linked to Bulls move
Mon 30 Aug 2021 | 10:03
Bismarck du Plessis linked to Bulls move
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TRANSFER TALK: Bulls head coach Jake White is reportedly close to adding another Springbok veteran to the blue ranks in Pretoria.

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South African media reports revealed White is eager to reunite with the former Springboks hooker Bismarck du Plessis.

The Springboks veteran left French club Montpellier at the end of the last season, exiting his contract a year early.

Having arrived in 2015, the World Champion hooker has played over 100 times in the Montpellier colours, establishing himself as one of the spearheads of a pack White coached before leaving in 2017.

The 37-year-old was linked with a move to the Cheetahs in 2020, but it now looks like the formers Sharks star could make the switch to the revived Bulls franchise.

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White has already convinced the likes of Marcell Coetzee, Arno Botha, Gio Aplon, Ruan Combrinck, Jacques du Plessis and Johan Goosen to return to SA.

According to the South African newspaper Rapport, talks between the renowned hooker and the Bulls are “progressing positively”.

Du Plessis played 79 Tests for the Springboks before leaving South Africa for Top 14 club Montpellier.

During his six years in France, Du Plessis played 108 matches for Montpeklleir and was part of the squad that won the European Challenge Cup in 2016 and 2021.

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Apart from working together at the Montpellier, White also coached Du Plessis at the Sharks and the Springboks.

Source: Rugbypass & Rapport

 

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