Tabbie du Plessis

Francois Theodorus "Tabbie" du Plessis (born 10 December 1992 in Bethlehem) is a South African rugby union player.[1] His regular position is hooker.

Tabbie du Plessis
Full nameFrancois Theodorus du Plessis
Date of birth (1992-12-10) 10 December 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthBethlehem, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight114 kg (251 lb; 17 st 13 lb)
SchoolGrey College, Bloemfontein
UniversityUniversity of the Free State
Notable relative(s)Bismarck du Plessis (brother) &
Jannie du Plessis (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Youth career
2010 Free State Cheetahs
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014 Eastern Province Kings 3 (0)
Correct as of 5 March 2014



In 2010, Du Plessis was part of the Free State U19 squad that played in the Under-19 Provincial Championships. He also played club rugby for amateur side Bethlehem Oud-Skoliere (Bethlehem Old Boys).

Eastern Province KingsEdit

He joined the Eastern Province Kings on trial at the start of 2014.[2] He made his senior debut for the Eastern Province Kings in the 2014 Vodacom Cup by coming on as a substitute in their 17–10 opening day defeat to Kenyan side Simba XV[3] and also played in their matches against the Border Bulldogs[4] and Western Province.[5]

However, he was not retained for the Kings' Currie Cup campaign and he returned to playing club rugby in the Free State.


Du Plessis is the younger brother of Springboks Bismarck and Jannie.


  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Tabbie du Plessis". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Gates, Rynier sal kans moet afwag". Beeld. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Tusker Simba XV 17-10 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Eastern Province Kings 60-6 Border Bulldogs". South African Rugby Union. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – DHL Western Province 56-22 Eastern Province Kings". South African Rugby Union. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2016.