Bismarck du Plessis
Nov 27, 2012 04:31 EST
South Africa returned unbeaten from their European Tour for a climactic end to coach Heyneke Meyer's first season at the helm that saw the side jump from fourth to second in the world.
Nov 10, 2012 01:40 EST
Both sides may be short of some familiar figures, but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and fly-half Pat Lambie expect fireworks when South Africa face Ireland at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Nov 02, 2012 22:47 EDT
South Africa will field a young team in upcoming Tests in Ireland, Scotland and England as injured seasoned players stay home, while coach Heyneke Meyer starts preparing for the 2015 World Cup.
Oct 31, 2012 13:15 EDT
Youngster Patrick Lambie will have a chance to prove his mettle as fly-half in South Africa's upcoming Tests in Ireland, Scotland and England during November, coach Heyeneke Meyer said Wednesday.
Oct 28, 2012 11:06 EDT
Ghana-born teenager Raymond Rhule is among five uncapped players chosen by South Africa for Tests in Ireland, Scotland and England during November.
Aug 25, 2012 04:59 EDT
Argentina hope a change of venue will bring a change of fortune when they host South Africa in a Rugby Championship second round match Saturday.
Aug 22, 2012 14:29 EDT
South Africa have made two personnel changes and one positional for the Rugby Championship return match against Argentina Saturday in western city Mendoza.
Aug 18, 2012 21:49 EDT
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer hailed fly-half Morne Steyn for his role in a 27-6 win over newcomers Argentina as the revamped southern hemisphere championship kicked off.
Aug 18, 2012 06:23 EDT
South Africa intend to be party poopers Saturday when Argentina debut in the southern hemisphere rugby union championship following many years as outcasts.
Jul 14, 2012 13:46 EDT
Coastal Sharks recovered from a woeful first half to earn a place in the Super 15 play-offs with a 34-15 win over Central Cheetahs at Kings Park Saturday.
Jul 06, 2012 16:27 EDT
Coastal Sharks are one bonus-point victory away from the Super 15 play-offs after defeating fellow South Africans Northern Bulls 32-10 at Kings Park Friday.
Jun 20, 2012 08:55 EDT
Flanker Jacques Potgieter will win his first cap for South Africa Saturday when they face England in the final match of a three-Test series.
Jun 16, 2012 13:18 EDT
South Africa survived a brave second-half comeback from England at Ellis Park Saturday to triumph 36-27 and take a winning 2-0 lead in the three-Test series.
Jun 06, 2012 09:08 EDT
South Africa have chosen uncapped forwards Eben Etzebeth, Juandre Kruger and Marcell Coetzee for the first Test against England at Kings Park here Saturday.
Jun 02, 2012 16:17 EDT
New South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer retained seven of the team beaten by Australia in the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for a three-Test home series against England during June.
May 12, 2012 14:05 EDT
Coastal Sharks scored seven tries as they romped to a 53-11 victory over outclassed Australians Western Force in the Super 15 Saturday.
Oct 09, 2011 03:28 EDT
Australia derailed South Africa's bid to defend their World Cup title in an error-ridden 11-9 quarter-final victory on Sunday despite enjoying little territory and not much in the way of useful possession.
Oct 05, 2011 14:50 EDT
John Smit will captain the Springboks against Australia in a World Cup quarter-final here on Sunday, but lock Bakkies Botha misses out after injuring himself in training.
Sep 30, 2011 12:14 EDT
Defending champions South Africa qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals but not after a desperate struggle to fight off Samoa 13-5 and stay unbeaten at North Harbour on Friday.
Sep 29, 2011 22:06 EDT
South Africa will aim to dominate set-piece possession to starve Samoa's chances of upsetting the defending champions and reaching the World Cup quarter-finals at North Harbour on Friday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Bismarck du Plessis|
|Full name||Bismarck Wilhelm du Plessis|
|Date of birth||22 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 21⁄2 in)|
|Weight||114 kg (17 st 13 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Jannie du Plessis (brother)|
|Rugby union career|
|correct as of 2007-09-14.|
|correct as of 29 November 2006.|