Morning media reports seem to confirm that the Sharks have pulled off a coup in the schoolboy transfer market. Paarl Boys High flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis will, according to an article in the Cape Argus, join the Sharks next year.
The blonde 18-year-old du Plessis is the son of former Springbok winger (and briefly coach) Carel du Plessis and is highly rated in schoolboy circles in the Western Cape and beyond. He was selected for the WP Craven Week team this year, but predictably was forced to play second fiddle to Handre Pollard, who it was recently confirmed is also leaving WP to take up employment in Pretoria.
Du Plessis is apparently also a great young cricketer and it appears as though his decision to pursue a career in professional rugby after school will be the eleven-man game’s loss.
The Sharks are hoping to snap up the services of another former Bok’s son once he matriculates in 2013 and I can’t help but have a pre-emptive chuckle at the mirth that will ensure as our beloved commentators try to work their way around the fact that, in years to come, a Sharks team could well take the field including both a Jean-Luc du Preez and a Jean-Luc du Plessis!Tweet