Rugby

French giants hunt Bismarck

2013-06-18 08:48
Bismarck du Plessis (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - European champions Toulon have Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis firmly in their sights, a French media report indicates.

According to the Midi Olympique newspaper, the French giants have put forward an enticing offer to lure Du Plessis to France.

Toulon, who also have South Africans Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw and Joe van Niekerk on their books, have reportedly targeted Du Plessis for over a year now.

Du Plessis' contract at the Sharks expires this year and he is yet to indicate where he will further his career. He made his long-awaited return from a knee injury when the Springboks beat Scotland 30-17 in Nelspruit over the weekend.

Toulon became European champions last month when they won the Heineken Cup, beating fellow French side Clermont Auvergne 16-15 in Dublin.

They also reached the French Top 14 final, but were upset by 19-14 by Castres in Paris.

Read more on:    toulon  |  french top 14  |  bismarck du plessis  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
27 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Springboks have two more Rugby Championship matches - against Australia in Pretoria (October 1) and New Zealand in Durban (October 8). How will the Boks fare in those Tests?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.