News24.com | Bulls verify vast title forward’s return with prolonged-time period deal

Jacques du Plessis in action for Montpellier in a Champions Cup match against Gloucester in 2020. (Photo by Bob Bradford - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Jacques du Plessis in action for Montpellier in a Champions Cup match in opposition to Gloucester in 2020. (Describe by Bob Bradford – CameraSport via Getty Photos)

The Bulls on Wednesday confirmed the signing of loose forward Jacques du Plessis from French club Montpellier.

This follows an earlier instruct that Du Plessis used to be granted an early originate from his contract with Montpellier.

Du Plessis’ fresh Bulls deal is efficient from 1 July and he has signed for three years.

The
27-year-worn, affectionately identified as Sheep, started his
reliable occupation at Loftus Versfeld the achieve he made his Gorgeous Rugby
(31 caps), Currie Cup (30 caps) and Vodacom Cup debuts in 2013, after
representing the Blue Bulls at below-19 and below-21 phases.

The extinct Junior Springbok, who stands 2.01m in his socks and weighs spherical 120kg, would possibly perchance perchance slot in at lock.

He moved to
Montpellier on the discontinue of 2015 the achieve he went on to create more than 100 caps for
the Top 14 club.

“Having Jacques
return to Loftus is testament to what we’re seeking to keep in Pretoria… a
franchise the achieve gamers favor to be!” Bulls director of rugby Jake White acknowledged in a direct.

“His capability to play as a loose forward and
lock presents us depth amongst the forwards. Jacques is a very bodily and
uncompromising player, and we’re looking ahead to his contributions within the
#TrueToTheBlue jersey.”

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