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Petrus du Plessis

Petrus du Plessis (born in Hermanus, South Africa, May 31, 1981) is a professional rugby player for Glasgow Warriors. He plays as a Tighthead Prop. He now coaches at the club.[1]

Petrus du Plessis
Petrus du Plessis 2015-10-09.jpg
Birth namePetrus du Plessis
Date of birth (1981-05-31) 31 May 1981 (age 38)
Place of birthHermanus, South Africa
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight122 kg (19 st 3 lb)
SchoolUniversity of Salford
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2003
2003-2004
2004-2009
2009-2010
2010-2017
2017-2018
2018-
St Helens
Orrell
Sedgley Park
Nottingham
Saracens
London Irish
Glasgow Warriors
40
7
153
21
158
23
(20)
(10)
(30)
(10)
(10)
(10)
Correct as of 9 October 2018
Teams coached
Years Team
2019- Glasgow Warriors (Scrum)

Rugby Union careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

He joined Saracens in the 2009-10 season from Nottingham. Whilst at Saracens he helped them win three Premiership titles in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He was a replacement in 2011 but started in both 2015 and 2016.[2][3][4]

On 2 June, 2017 it was announced du Plessis would be moving to London Irish for the 2017-18 English Premiership season.[5]

He was released from London Irish and signed by Glasgow Warriors on 9 October, 2018.

Coaching careerEdit

He was made scrum coach of Glasgow Warriors on 3 June 2019. He has signed until 2021 and the deal may also involve playing when required.[6]

Acting careerEdit

du Plessis also made his acting debut after appearing in London Fields[7] as Marmaduke's carer alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Theo James. He also joined the cast of Gatwick Gangsters in 2014.[8]

Physiotherapy careerEdit

du Plessis is also a qualified physiotherapist and graduated from the University of Salford in 2008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coaching team for 2019/20 season confirmed - Glasgow Warriors". www.glasgowwarriors.org.
  2. ^ "Leicester 18-22 Saracens". BBC. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Premiership final: Bath 16-28 Saracens". BBC. 30 May 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Premiership final: Saracens 28-20 Exeter Chiefs". BBC. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  5. ^ "NEW SIGNING: Exiles capture two-time European Rugby Champions Cup winner". London Irish. London Irish Scottish Richmond Ltd. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  6. ^ Plessis, Petrus du (3 June 2019). "I am really happy to commit to @GlasgowWarriors until 2021 as scrum coach. Maybe a bit of playing as well. To learn from Dave Rennie and the other world class coaches here is invaluable! Glasgow Warriors has a special culture and I want to be part of it! #wearewarriorspic.twitter.com/SOM0BPA3MP".
  7. ^ "London Fields 2015 Full Cast & Crew". IMDB.
  8. ^ "Petrus du Plessis Actor". IMDB.

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