Jacques du Plessis returns to Loftus

Jacques du Plessis returns to Loftus

The Blue Bulls has announced the signing of loose forward Jacques du Plessis from French club Montpellier. 

Jacques du Plessis - AFP

Du Plessis will return to his old stomping found on 1 July after signing 3 year deal with the Currie Cup champions.

The 27-year-old started his professional career at Loftus Versfeld where he made his Super Rugby (31 caps), Currie Cup (30 caps) and Vodacom Cup debuts in 2013, after representing the Vodacom Blue Bulls at U19 and U21 levels.

The former Junior Springbok and SA Schools flank moved to Montpellier at the end of 2015 where he went on to earn more than 100 caps for the French Top 14 club.

“Having Jacques return to Loftus is testament to what we’re trying to establish in Pretoria… a franchise where players want to be,” said Bulls director of rugby Jake White. 

“His ability to play as a loose forward and lock gives us depth amongst the forwards. Jacques is an extremely physical and uncompromising player, and we’re looking forward to his contributions in the jersey.”

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