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Bismarck du Plessis Former Springbok Hooker


About Bismarck du Plessis

South African International Bismarck Du Plessis is recognised globally as one of the most powerful and effective forwards in the modern game. He combines great physical strength on and off the ball and immense drive and work on and off the field. Bismarck holds the Springbok record for most tests with a brother (Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis) and is also the Springboks top try scorer as a hooker, with 9 tries to his name.


Born: 22 May 1984, Bethlehem, South Africa
Weight: 114 kg (244lb) Height: 1.89m (6ft 2in)
Position: Hooker
Springboks: 2007–present, 59 caps, 45 points
Debut: vs Australia in Sydney, aged 23, 7 July 2007
Sharks: 2005–present, 116 caps, 75 points

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Bismarck du Plessis: Lineout Throw - Trailer

In his latest module, Springbok hooker, Bismarck du Plessis, takes the lineout throw back to its principles from the very basics.