Jannie du Plessis
Jannie du Plessis
Date of Birth: 16 November 1982
Place of Birth: Bethlehem
Position: Prop
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 120 kg
Jannie du Plessis has cemented his place as the Springboks’ first choice tighthead in 2012 and played in every Test during that season. A classic tighthead prop who does not shy away from the dirty work, Jannie has been anchoring provincial scrums, first for the Toyota Cheetahs and later on for The Sharks, since 2003 and plays with his younger brother Bismarck for The Sharks and the Springboks. They they were both on the Bok bench for the RWC Final in 2007.

Position: Prop
Province: KwaZulu-Natal (from 2008), formerly Free State (2003-2007)
Springbok number: 788
Test debut: 7 July 2007 vs Australia in Sydney, aged 24
Total tests: 62
Tour matches: 2
Total Springbok matches: 64
Win Ratio: 44-16-2
Holds record for most Springbok Tests with a brother (Bismarck) (42).