Seems Gavin Rich has been smoking his socks again – or maybe, as always, he’s just so much better connected than the rest of us are that he knows things that nobody else does!
Rich wrote in an article on SuperRugby this morning that Western Province were poised to swoop on Sharks front-row duo, Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis. In the same article, he mentioned how impressive Wiehahn Herbst had been against the Lions, which is pretty incredible, considering that Herbst wasn’t even in the squad! Liberal coatings of Sodium Chloride should seemingly be applied to everything this guy writes!
Western Province have, of course, denied the du Plessis rumours as pure speculation, while my own source, someone quite close to the brothers, has also confirmed that they are certainly not currently in talks with anyone as they are relaxing on their farm ahead of the upcoming Tri-Nations tour.
It is rumoured that the brothers have yet to put pen to paper on extensions to their existing Sharks contracts, but as far as we have been able to ascertain, they don’t appear to be negotiating with anyone else, currently.Tweet