Montpellier making plans to replace Bok legend Bismarck

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Bismarck du Plessis (Twitter/@MHR_officiel)
Bismarck du Plessis (Twitter/@MHR_officiel)

It appears likely that Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis will retire at the end of the 2020/21 European season.

The 36-year-old has been on French club Montpellier's books since 2015 but reports out of Europe indicate that he will retire at season's end.

Midi Olympique reports that Montpellier have courted Wallaby hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa as a possible replacement for Du Plessis.

The report added that Paenga-Amosa, 25, will join the Top 14 giants on a two-year deal. He boasts nine Test caps and currently plies his trade at the Queensland Reds.

Du Plessis, who played 79 Tests for the Springboks between 2007 and 2015, will likely return to South Africa.

It's unclear if he'll hang up his boots for good or join a local team like his brother Jannie has done by joining the Lions.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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