Bismarck, Jannie to join Jake in France?

    2015-05-18 10:58

    Cape Town - The Du Plessis brothers, Bismarck and Jannie, are set to sign a deal with French club Montpellier, a report in French media indicates.

    Reports surfaced earlier this year that the Springbok brothers would join Montpellier on a two-year deal after the conclusion of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but Montpellier denied it at the time.

    However, according to RMC Sport, the double signing of the Sharks duo is expected to be announced in the coming days.

    The Du Plessis brothers are believed to have respected their earlier commitment despite having some contact with Toulon.

    Montpellier are coached by former Springbok coach Jake White, who was quoted as saying after their weekend defeat at Stade Francais: "Big names will be announced in the coming days. To win the Top 14, you need the best players in the world."

    There is already a large South African contingent at Montpellier.

    Shaun Sowerby is White's assistant coach, while Pat Cilliers (prop), Wynand Olivier and Robert Ebersohn (both centres) already ply their trade there.

    Other South Africans soon to join include Jacobie Adriaanse (Llanelli Scarlets, prop), Schalk van der Merwe (Lions, prop), Demetri Catrakilis (Stormers, flyhalf), Jacques du Plessis (Bulls, loose forward/lock), Cameron Wright (Sharks, scrumhalf/flyhalf) and Wiaan Liebenberg (Bulls, loose forward).


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