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.

Bissie verdict: Box office dream

2013-10-22 23:24

Say what you like about justice, the Bismarck du Plessis exoneration cranks up the Currie Cup final needle nicely, says Rob Houwing .


Bismarck du Plessis stamping

2013-10-22 11:51

Watch as Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis stamps on Cheetahs loose forward Lappies Labuschagné.

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SARU delays Bismarck's fate

2013-10-21 17:30

The judgement following the disciplinary hearing of Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis’ has been reserved until Tuesday.

Bismarck cited for stamping

2013-10-20 21:45

Bismarck du Plessis has been cited for stamping on an opponent in the Sharks' Currie Cup semi-final against the Free State Cheetahs.

Bissie's subbing stumps Fitzy

2013-10-08 14:45

Former All Blacks hooker Sean Fitzpatrick has questioned Bismarck du Plessis' early substitution against the All Blacks.

Watch out for Bismarck!

2013-09-27 10:05

Bismarck du Plessis will be eager to make an impact if he gets game time against the Wallabies, according to brother Jannie du Plessis.

Fourie, Strauss start for Boks

2013-09-25 12:34

Adriaan Strauss and Fourie du Preez will start for the Springboks when they tackle the Wallabies at Newlands.

Boks play 'thugby' - Oz writer

2013-09-23 09:04

An Australian rugby writer has criticised Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis after he was sent off in their Test against the All Blacks.

Jake: Error to bench Bismarck

2013-09-19 14:30

Former Springbok coach Jake White has advised Heyneke Meyer to retain Bismarck du Plessis for the team's Test against the Wallabies.

Bismarck won't start against Oz

2013-09-18 13:00

Bismarck du Plessis is not likely to start when the Springboks name their side to face the Wallabies at Newlands.

Bismarck's red card erased

2013-09-16 11:25

Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis has had the red card he received against the All Blacks removed from his record.

SARU to take ref matter further

2013-09-16 09:02

The SA Rugby Union wants the IRB to explain how a below-par referee was allowed to handle the Boks' Test against the All Blacks.


Bismarck hit on Dan Carter

2013-09-16 07:53

Watch Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis' tackle on All Black pivot Dan Carter.

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Carter: No problem with tackle

2013-09-16 07:29

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter has "no problem" with THAT tackle that saw Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis yellow-carded.

IRB: Poite was wrong

2013-09-15 19:01

The IRB has confirmed that referee Romain Poite was wrong to initially send Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis to the sin bin.

Bissie: Our wronged wonder

2013-09-14 16:05

His absence from the park for 50 minutes was critical ... yet Rob Houwing defiantly opts for Bismarck du Plessis as top Bok dynamo.


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.

Sharks claim underdogs tag

2013-10-22 14:30

Are the Sharks underdogs for the Currie Cup final against WP at Newlands? They seem happy to take that tag into the game.

Bismarck cleared to face WP

2013-10-22 10:08

Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been found NOT guilty of stamping and is free to face WP in the Currie Cup final at Newlands.

Sharks Boks could miss final

2013-10-21 07:43

The Sharks face the possibility of tackling Western Province in the Currie Cup final without several key Springboks.

Scarra, Bissie sweat over final

2013-10-19 10:00

WP and the Sharks contest the Currie Cup final, but their hookers may be slightly unhappy after the semis, says Rob Houwing.

'Beeeeeast' in 50th Test start

2013-10-02 12:30

Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira will play in his 50th Test for the Springboks when they take on New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

Bismarck will be back for ABs

2013-09-26 10:45

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer says hooker Bismarck du Plessis will be back to face the All Blacks in their final Rugby Championship Test.

Milestone for Du Plessis bros

2013-09-25 09:00

Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis is set to play his 50 Test which will see him and brother Bismarck achieve a special milestone.

Bismarck feels sorry for Poite

2013-09-20 10:04

Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis bears no grudges against French referee Romain Poite for sending him off against the All Blacks.

Fans to target Nonu, Messam?

2013-09-19 06:00

All Blacks Ma'a Nonu and Liam Messam can expect a hostile reception at Ellis Park if Sport24 readers' comments are anything to go by...

Mallett: Too late, IRB!

2013-09-17 12:06

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett says the IRB needs to act if it wants to eradicate poor decision-making by referees.

Messam 'thanks' SA haters

2013-09-16 10:18

NZ flank Liam Messam has responded to the furore from SA rugby fans following the sending-off of Bismarck du Plessis in Auckland.


Watch Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis' elbow on All Black Liam Messam.

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Bismarck hit on Dan Carter

2013-09-16 07:35

Watch Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis' tackle on All Black pivot Dan Carter.

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Boks learn valuable lessons

2013-09-15 22:48

The Springboks have left New Zealand, heading for home quietly seething about a decision they publicly refused to condemn.

Bismarck to learn his fate

2013-09-15 09:30

Springbok hooker, Bismarck du Plessis will appear before a Sanzar judicial hearing for his red card against the All Blacks.

All Blacks floor 14-man Boks

2013-09-14 11:52

The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks at Eden Park in Auckland after the Boks lost hooker Bismarck du Plessis to two yellow cards.

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