Super Rugby

Stormers expecting to lose flyhalf Du Plessis

Jean-Luc du Plessis (Gallo)
Jean-Luc du Plessis (Gallo)

The Stormers are expected to lose the services of flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis after the flyhalf opted out of his contract with the union.

Register your interest for the British & Irish Lions tickets in South Africa 2021

Thursday represented a 'transfer deadline day' for South Africa's Super Rugby franchises with it being the last of a 21-day window for players to exit their current contracts in the face of more lucrative offers from elsewhere. 

This window was granted as part of SA Rugby's cost-cutting efforts in the struggle against the global coronavirus crisis, and it has made for a nervous few hours for the country's franchise coaches and the union administrators. 

READ | More beef for Jake White's Bulls

Late on Thursday, Sport24 gathered that Du Plessis had agreed to join a club in Japan. 

Earlier on Thursday, it was reported that Stormers loose forward Cobus Wiese was on his way to Sale Sharks in England. 

Du Plessis, meanwhile, has had a torrid time at the Stormers in recent seasons with injuries threatening his career on more than one occasion. 

- Compiled by Lloyd Burnard

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24