Happy birthday skip!

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 22 May 2014 at 09:00
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Our destroyer-in-chief Bismarck Wilhelm du Plessis – or just “Bissie” to the fans – celebrates his 30th birthday today.

Let’s all take a few moments to share best wishes with a true legend of Sharks rugby; Bismarck boasts the most Sharks Super Rugby caps in the current squad (114, although Jacques Botes shares that record) which is actually bloody amazing, given that he’s done it all before his 30th birthday. He has scored 14 tries at Super Rugby level for the Sharks, the most by any hooker by some distance.

While his captaincy career in admittedly in its infancy still, Bismarck has already established a proud record, boasting 9 wins in 11 games, or 81%.

Bismarck’s 57 tests for his country see him now established as the second-most-capped hooker ever (John Smit is, of course, some way ahead), with his 9 tries again the most any hooker has scored for South Africa in tests.

Happy birthday Bissie! We hope you’ve had a wonderful day in Auckland and will celebrate in style with another fantastic win over the Blues tomorrow.

Lank sal hy lewe!


  • Happy Birthday Captain!!! :mrgreen:

    Lank sal hy lewe indeed in a Sharks jersey :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.05.14 09:08:29 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply
    RedSharkUtd82Super Rugby player
  • Leker Happy Birthday!

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.05.14 09:11:02 by Uli Boelie Reply
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    Uli BoelieTeam captain
  • Happy Birthday Capo, mag dit n goeie een wees.

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.05.14 09:12:02 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Bissie! Happy days! And as a birthday present.. the scalp of the Blues! You may collect at North Harbour stadium tomorrow. Enjoy meneer! :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.05.14 09:15:36 by Another Nick Reply

    Another NickSuper Rugby player
  • Happy Birthday Bissie, your gift will be delivered tomorrow in the form of a victory over the Blues (We hope)

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.05.14 09:17:01 by Jacques Venter Reply

    Under 21 player
  • I’ll definitely drink a Captain this weekend on our captain’s bday ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.05.14 09:24:44 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

    RedSharkUtd82Super Rugby player
  • Geluk Bissie

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.05.14 09:59:55 by pierre_mackie Reply
    pierre_mackieTeam captain
  • Never even realized the man was 30 already.

    Have a lekker birthday – to the one and only pocket battleship

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.05.14 10:12:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Happy birthday big guy!

    @Bokhoring (Comment 8) :
    Wow, you must have some mighty big pockets!

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.05.14 10:16:48 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach
  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : Bit of poetic license – as the Bismarck of the German navy was not strictly speaking a “pocket battleship” – meaning a cruiser with the armament of a full battle ship.

    However I would say that Bissie counts as a “pocket battleship” on the rugby field.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.05.14 10:24:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 10) :
    Nah man. A pocket battleship is the likes of James Dalton or Jason Roberts – short but powerfully built. Bismark is just like the original pride of the German navy – big and seriously over-powered.

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.05.14 10:54:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Happy Birthday captain hope tomorrow is a big day for you!!!!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.05.14 11:19:09 by JD Reply
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  • Veels geluk Kaptein.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.05.14 11:19:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Happy birthday Bissie!

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.05.14 15:44:45 by vanmartin Reply
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