South African rugby union player who became known as a prop for the Sharks and the Free State Cheetahs.
He was captain of an Eastern Free State age-group team.
He became a qualified doctor, making him one of the few rugby players to simultaneously have a career outside of the sport.
He grew up with a brother, Bismark du Plessis.
He and Coenie Oosthuizen both played for the Free State Cheetahs.