Jannie du Plessis
Full names: Jan Nathaniel
Date of birth: 16 Nov 1982
Place of birth: Bethlehem
School: Grey College
Springbok no: 788
Debut test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 1.88m, 121kg
Current age: 41

Test summary: Tests: 70 Tries: 1
First Test: 7 Jul 2007 Age:24 Tight-head Prop against Australia at Stadium Australia, Sydney
Last Test: 30 Oct 2015 Age:32 Reserve against Argentina at Olympic Stadium, London
Test history:
07 Jul 200724Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 17-25 Stadium Australia, SydneyCheetahs
14 Jul 200724Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 6-33 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchCheetahs
07 Oct 200724Tight-head PropFijiWin: 37-20 Stade Velodrome, MarseillesCheetahs
14 Oct 200724ReserveArgentinaWin: 37-13 Stade de France, ParisCheetahs
24 Nov 200725Tight-head PropWalesWin: 34-12 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffCheetahs
30 Aug 200825ReserveAustraliaWin: 53-8 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
22 Nov 200826Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 42-6 Twickenham, LondonSharks
25 Jul 200926ReserveNew ZealandWin: 28-19 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinSharks
01 Aug 200926ReserveNew ZealandWin: 31-19 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
08 Aug 200926ReserveAustraliaWin: 29-17 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
29 Aug 200926ReserveAustraliaWin: 32-25 Subiaco Oval, PerthSharks
12 Sep 200926ReserveNew ZealandWin: 32-29 Waikato Stadium, HamiltonSharks
05 Jun 201027ReserveWalesWin: 34-31 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffSharks
12 Jun 201027ReserveFranceWin: 42-17 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
19 Jun 201027Tight-head PropItalyWin: 29-13 Puma Stadium, WitbankSharks
26 Jun 201027Tight-head PropItalyWin: 55-111 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonSharks
10 Jul 201027Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 12-32 Eden Park, AucklandSharks
21 Aug 201027Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 22-29 National Stadium, JohannesburgSharks
28 Aug 201027Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 44-31 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
04 Sep 201027Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 39-41 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinSharks
06 Nov 201027Tight-head PropIrelandWin: 23-21 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinSharks
13 Nov 201027Tight-head PropWalesWin: 29-25 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffSharks
20 Nov 201028Tight-head PropScotlandLose: 17-21 Murrayfield, EdinburghSharks
27 Nov 201028Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 21-11 Twickenham, LondonSharks
13 Aug 201128Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 9-14 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
20 Aug 201128Tight-head PropNew ZealandWin: 18-5 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethSharks
11 Sep 201128Tight-head PropWalesWin: 17-16 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonSharks
17 Sep 201128Tight-head PropFijiWin: 49-3 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonSharks
30 Sep 201128Tight-head PropSamoaWin: 13-5 North Harbour Stadium, North Shore CitySharks
09 Oct 201128Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 9-11 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonSharks
09 Jun 201229Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 22-17 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
16 Jun 201229Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 36-27 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
23 Jun 201229Tight-head PropEnglandDraw: 14-14 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethSharks
18 Aug 201229Tight-head PropArgentinaWin: 27-6 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
25 Aug 201229Tight-head PropArgentinaDraw: 16-16 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, MendozaSharks
08 Sep 201229Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 19-26 Subiaco Oval, PerthSharks
15 Sep 201229Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 11-21 Forsyth Barr Stadium, DunedinSharks
29 Sep 201229Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 31-8 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
06 Oct 201229Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 16-32 National Stadium, JohannesburgSharks
10 Nov 201229Tight-head PropIrelandWin: 16-12 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinSharks
17 Nov 201230Tight-head PropScotlandWin: 21-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghSharks
24 Nov 201230Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 16-15 Twickenham, LondonSharks
08 Jun 201330Tight-head PropItalyWin: 44-10 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
15 Jun 201330Tight-head PropScotlandWin: 30-17 Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitSharks
22 Jun 201330Tight-head PropSamoaWin: 56-23 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
17 Aug 201330Tight-head PropArgentinaWin: 73-13 National Stadium, JohannesburgSharks
24 Aug 201330Tight-head PropArgentinaWin: 22-17 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, MendozaSharks
07 Sep 201330Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 38-12 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneSharks
14 Sep 201330Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 15-29 Eden Park, AucklandSharks
28 Sep 201330Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 28-8 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
05 Oct 201330Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 27-38 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
14 Jun 201431Tight-head PropWalesWin: 38-16 Kingspark, DurbanSharks
21 Jun 201431Tight-head PropWalesWin: 31-30 Mbombela Stadium, NelspruitSharks
28 Jun 201431Tight-head PropScotlandWin: 55-6 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port ElizabethSharks
16 Aug 201431Tight-head PropArgentinaWin: 13-6 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaSharks
23 Aug 201431Tight-head PropArgentinaWin: 33-31 Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, SaltaSharks
06 Sep 201431Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 23-24 Subiaco Oval, PerthSharks
13 Sep 201431Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 10-14 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonSharks
27 Sep 201431Tight-head PropAustraliaWin: 28-10 Newlands, Cape TownSharks
04 Oct 201431Tight-head PropNew ZealandWin: 27-25 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
08 Nov 201431Tight-head PropIrelandLose: 15-29 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinSharks
15 Nov 201431Tight-head PropEnglandWin: 31-28 Twickenham, LondonSharks
18 Jul 201532Tight-head PropAustraliaLose: 20-24 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneSharks
25 Jul 201532Tight-head PropNew ZealandLose: 20-27 Ellispark, JohannesburgSharks
19 Sep 201532Tight-head PropJapanLose: 32-34 Brighton Community Stadium, BrightonSharks
26 Sep 201532Tight-head PropSamoaWin: 46-6 Villa Park, BirminghamSharks
03 Oct 201532Tight-head PropScotlandWin: 34-16 St James Park, NewcastleBath
17 Oct 201532ReserveWalesWin: 23-19 Twickenham, LondonSharks
24 Oct 201532ReserveNew ZealandLose: 18-20 Twickenham, LondonSharks
30 Oct 201532ReserveArgentinaWin: 24-13 Olympic Stadium, LondonSharks

Jannie du Plessis : scrum.com

Jannie du Plessis is the older brother of Bismarck and started his career at the Free State Cheetahs. After making his debut for the Boks in the 2007 Tri-Nations, du Plessis was a late call up to the World Cup squad the same year in place of the injured BJ Botha.

He was thrust straight into the first-team squad and started their quarter-final in place of the injured CJ van der Linde. And a week after the victorious World Cup final, Jannie turned out for the Cheetahs in their 2007 Currie Cup final.

He decided to move to the Sharks in time for the 2008 season and took the Currie Cup in 2010 with the Natal side. And du Plessis will hope to play a key part in the Boks squad for the 2011 World Cup having been named in their 30-man squad for the tournament.