Bok trio set for French move

2015-01-19 11:03

Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis as well as Duane Vermeulen will further their careers in France after this year's Rugby World Cup.

Now Boks face king of niggle

2014-11-10 16:36

Avoiding being riled by cunning England ‘spoiler’ Dylan Hartley could be key to a Bok win at Twickenham, writes Rob Houwing.

Springboks Japan-bound

2014-10-10 10:16

Springbok players and management will visit their clothing sponsors in Japan in an attempt to gain extra technical advantage at the RWC.

Bok 'supersubs' were immense

2014-09-29 10:15

The Springbok "supersubs" did the trick to help turn the game in SA's favour against Australia, writes Herman Mostert.

Will Bok pack be spooked?

2014-09-01 12:13

SA may find it hard against Oz to swiftly banish memories of their scrumming mauling from the Pumas, writes Rob Houwing.

Boks have tour edge at hooker

2014-08-28 13:00

South Africa are very settled in one particular department where both NZ and Oz are slightly ailing at present, writes Rob Houwing.

'Saders send Sharks packing

2014-07-26 11:19

The Crusaders have run out comfortable winners after putting the Sharks to the sword in their Super Rugby semi-final.

Bismarck and the big steaks

2014-07-25 10:00

NZ is in awe of Bismarck du Plessis’s power ... and perhaps suspects now his meat-laden diet is a factor, writes Rob Houwing.

Bismarck praises Sharks pack

2014-07-22 05:00

Sharks captain Bismarck du Plessis has praised the forwards for laying the groundwork in their Super Rugby playoff win over the Highlanders.

Double boost for Sharks

2014-07-16 12:25

The Sharks have been fatigued and tired but the start of a new phase of competition is seeing key players coming back.

Sharks look ahead to playoffs

2014-07-15 05:00

The Cell C Sharks defeat of the Stormers has laid the perfect platform for the knockout stages of the Super Rugby tournament.

Desperation drives Sharks on

2014-07-13 22:29

The gutsy way their idols draw on reserves of energy is keeping Sharks fans hopeful in the face of mounting odds, writes Rob Houwing

Cell C Shark Bismarck du Plessis floors moviegoer

2014-07-02 05:00

In a scene straight from the movies Cell C Sharks captain Bismarck du Plessis tackled a moviegoer talking on his cell at the Gateway Ster-Kinekor cinema recently.

Fans wanted Bissie, not Victor

2014-06-03 13:19

Despite Victor Matfield's captaincy credentials, Sport24 readers would have preferred Bismarck du Plessis as Bok captain...

Matfield named Bok skipper

2014-06-03 09:03

Bulls lock Victor Matfield has been named interim Springbok captain for their upcoming June internationals.

Playoffs: Sharks within whisker

2014-05-23 13:23

The happy-travelling Sharks have only stiffened their grip on the overall Super Rugby table, writes Rob Houwing.

Bissie: Steyn simply the best

2014-04-15 16:33

Sharks captain Bismarck du Plessis recently revealed that team-mate Frans Steyn is the best player he has ever played with.

Sharks leave Bulls in trail of dust

2014-04-14 07:26

Overall leaders the Sharks are getting more and more ‘lonely’ at the top of the SA conference table, writes Rob Houwing.

Bismarck to call on Daniel

2014-01-21 22:11

Bismarck du Plessis will be counting on the support of his predecessor Keegan Daniel in the pre-season friendly against Saracens.

Bismarck set to face Saracens

2014-01-09 18:54

Bismarck du Plessis is among 12 Springboks named in the Sharks squad to play Saracens in London later this month.

Two Boks in players' World XV

2013-12-06 13:41

Two Springboks, Eben Etzebeth and Bismarck du Plessis, have made it into the rugby players' World XV of the Year.

Ill father keeps Bismarck in SA

2013-11-27 07:47

Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis has revealed why he decided to turn down a lucrative offer from French Top 14 club Toulon.

SARU 'locks in' top Boks

2013-11-12 10:22

Leading Boks have committed to staying in SA up to the next World Cup, but Rob Houwing wonders just how beneficial that is.


Rhodes' throat lock

2013-10-29 08:20

Watch Michael Rhodes throat lock on Bismarck du Plessis in the Currie Cup final.

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Sharks to sell red herrings?

2013-10-23 15:00

Hosts WP are alert to the possibility that the injury-affected Sharks fiddle with their selection as late as Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.


Bismarck must hike standards

2014-11-26 14:44

Throw accurately and don’t leak penalties: that would aid Bismarck du Plessis’ cause against Wales, writes Rob Houwing.

No rest for top Springboks

2014-10-13 10:26

It is unlikely that the Springboks will rest a few key forwards for their year-end tour to Europe next month.

Bismarck to start for Boks

2014-10-01 11:38

Bismarck du Plessis will start at hooker for the Springboks when they tackle the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

‘Fear factor’ Bismarck needed

2014-09-09 14:11

Rob Houwing on why South Africa must restore Bismarck du Plessis as starting hooker against NZ this weekend.

Strauss at No 2 for Boks?

2014-09-01 10:47

Adriaan Strauss is likely to replace Bismarck du Plessis at hooker when the Springboks tackle the Wallabies in Perth.

Sharks fell short of expectation

2014-07-26 13:00

The Sharks have joined the Stormers in proving that ‘anti-rugby’ doesn’t win you Super Rugby trophies, writes Rob Houwing.

Bismarck and the big steaks

2014-07-25 12:41

NZ is in awe of Bismarck du Plessis’s power ... and perhaps suspects now his meat-laden diet is a factor, writes Rob Houwing.

Sharks eye Christchurch repeat

2014-07-22 21:06

After winning their first match in Christchurch earlier this season, the Sharks are hopeful of repeat success.

Epic semi-finals in store

2014-07-20 21:02

The Brumbies and Sharks have survived epic elimination games to join the Waratahs and the Crusaders in the last four.

Lambie return delights skipper

2014-07-16 07:33

Sharks captain Bismarck du Plessis says the imminent return of Patrick Lambie will be a massive boost for the Sharks.

Mallett: Stop ref back-chatting

2014-07-14 12:25

Nick Mallett has expressed his disappointment at senior South African players' conduct towards referees.

Schalk backs Sharks for title

2014-07-12 23:04

Schalk Burger has hailed the Sharks as a team capable of becoming the second SA side to lift the Super Rugby trophy.

Bismarck floors moviegoer

2014-07-01 11:27

Sharks captain Bismarck du Plessis recently tackled a moviegoer talking on his cellphone in a cinema in Durban.

Fans wanted Bissie, not Victor

2014-06-03 13:18

Despite Victor Matfield's captaincy credentials, Sport24 readers would have preferred Bismarck du Plessis as Bok captain...

The Great Bok captain Debate!

2014-05-29 07:00

The Boks will need a new skipper. Sport24's Garrin Lambley and Herman Mostert discuss who they'd like to see don the armband.

Sharks shift nearer home semi

2014-05-18 22:12

After looking flat for several weeks, the Sharks have revitalised their Super Rugby title push at a great time, writes Rob Houwing.

Du Plessis bros too chatty!

2014-04-14 12:39

Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis are dangerously pushing the boundaries of ‘discussion’ with refs, writes Rob Houwing.

Sharks opt for continuity

2014-02-20 09:01

Sharks director of rugby Jake White has stuck with the same Sharks team for this weekend's showdown with the Hurricanes.

Du Plessis to captain Sharks

2014-01-16 11:35

Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis will captain the Sharks in 2014, the Durban franchise has announced.

Three Boks in fans' World XV

2013-12-19 09:04

Rugby fans have picked their ultimate XV of the year, with three Springbok stalwarts cracking the nod.

Baa Baas ruin Fiji centenary

2013-11-30 19:07

Bismarck du Plessis was the star of the show, scoring two tries as Fiji's Centenary celebrations turned sour against the Barbarians.

9 Boks in Barbarians squad

2013-11-13 10:45

Three more Springboks have been added to the Barbarians squad for a game against Fiji at Twickenham later this month.

Respect key for Bok hookers

2013-10-30 09:03

Adriaan Strauss says his relationship with fellow Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis is one based on mutual respect.

Fans: Bismarck guilty as sin!

2013-10-24 15:15

Sport24 readers say Bismarck du Plessis was definitely guilty of stamping and should have been suspended for the Currie Cup final.

Ollie: Bismarck lucky to play

2013-10-23 12:00

Former Springbok prop Ollie le Roux says Bismarck du Plessis can count himself lucky to play in the Currie Cup final.

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