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Bismarck Du Plessis
Position
Hooker
Height
190cm
Weight
115kg
Age
34
Bismarck du Plessis is widely regarded as one of the best hookers in world rugby, with his skills in the loose and power in the scrum making him the complete package in the number two shirt. He has had to endure a tough wrestle with captain John Smit for a starting berth, however, and is consequently often used as an impact player. He made his debut in 2007 against Australia, a historic occasion as his brother Janie also made his Springbok debut in the match. He now has over 35 caps and going into the RWC had scored five tries. He made five appearances at the 2007 tournament.
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Rankings

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RPI Score
81
RPI Score
+0.26%

Hooker rankings

  • World
    #24 / 252
    +1 World
  • Heineken Champions Cup
    #16 / 81
    +1 Heineken Champions Cup
  • TOP 14
    #4 / 55
    +1 TOP 14

Statistics

  • Attack
  • General
  • Defence
  • Discipline
  • Average Gain

    3.9m
    Carries
    19
    Metres
    75
  • Minutes Played %

    Minutes
    438
    Games
    6
    Total
    480
  • Tackles Won %

    Attempts
    74
    Tackles
    66
    Missed
    8
  • Penalties Conceded

    Total
    5
    Attack
    0
    Defence
    5
  • Attack

    Points
    10
    Tries
    2
    Metres
    75
    Runs
    47
    Defenders Beaten
    5
    Clean Breaks
    1
    Passes
    23
    Offloads
    8
    Try Assists
    0
  • General

    Games Total
    6
    Penalty Conceded Killing Ruck
    2
    Penalty Conceded Own Half
    5
    Lineouts Won
    61
    Lineout Won Opp Throw
    1
    Lineouts Infringe Opp
    3
    Lineouts Lost
    8
    Turnover Own Half
    1
    Collection Loose Ball
    10
    Pen Defs
    4
    Lineout Won Steal
    1
    Lineout Throw Lost Handling Error
    1
    Lineout Throw Won Clean
    58
    Handling Error
    1
    Carries Support
    3
    Lineout Success
    5.39
    Penalty Conceded Offside
    2
    Collection Success
    10
    Turnover Bad Pass
    1
    Lineout Non Straight
    1
    Turnover Lost In Ruck Or Maul
    1
    Tackle Success
    5.43
    Carries Not Made Gain Line
    25
    Carries
    19
    Lineouts To Own Player
    58
    Lineout Throw Lost Free Kick
    1
    Pen Offs
    1
    Lineout Throw Lost Not Straight
    1
    Lineout Throw Lost Outright
    5
    Turnover Opp Half
    1
    Turnover Won
    5
    Penalty Conceded Handling In Ruck
    1
    Minutes Played Total
    438
    Carries Metres
    75
    Bad Passes
    1
    Lineout Throw Won Penalty
    2
    Total Lineouts
    69
    Gain Line
    19
    Lineout Throw Won Free Kick
    1
    Defensive Penalty
    5
  • Defence

    Tackles
    66
    Tackles Missed
    8
    Turnovers Won
    0
    Turnovers Conceded
    2
  • Discipline

    Penalties Conceded
    5
    Yellow Cards
    0
    Red Cards
    0

News

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