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Du Plessis’s on Jake collision course?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Original Content, Sharks on 19 Jan 2015 at 10:50
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Another round of “Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis are going to France” rumours seems to have fired up this morning, with a respected French publication claiming the brothers have already signed post-World Cup deals with Montpellier.

All plausible so far, apart from one tiny fly in the ointment; the freshly-appointed coach of the South Coast side is none other than one Jacob Westerduin, with whom the brothers have a long, if not altogether happy history.

Westerduin, better known as Jake White in the rugby world, is apparently not the brothers’ favourite coach, with older boet Jannie in particular bearing some hard feelings dating back to White’s tenure as Bok coach. An unhappy 12 months under White as Director of Rugby at the Sharks did little to heal the wounds for either brother.

We all know that these French reports tend to be very premature and often confuse “early negotiation” with “signed contract”. One thing I do know for sure, though, is that neither du Plessis brother will willingly move to a club that features Jake White on its staff, so unless there is already a completely iron-clad contract in place (which would have been negotiated and signed prior to White’s arrival) this one, for me, is a non-starter.



41 Comments

  • So the rumors start, but with Jake wanting to stay, it will be very interesting indeed if Montpellier do snatch up the Dups… I can’t see them wanting to work for Jake White. So what I’m basically saying, is yep, fully agreed with your article. Haha!

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.01.15 10:54:53 by DarkDestroyer Reply
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  • Cmon DuP brothers! stick it out in Durbs!!!!!!!!!

    Sharks, make more money, then pay them more money.

    Dreaming…. Hoping…

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.01.15 10:56:01 by SharksRTB Reply
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  • Doubt this is true. Pretty sure they’ll move to a bigger club like Toulon/Toulouse/Racing Metro.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.01.15 11:01:39 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Don’t see a problem here. Jake will have moved on before the end of the WC.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.01.15 11:10:39 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • I thought the main reason the DuP brothers stayed all this time, was to be home to look after their ailing parents? If this is the case, why would the change their mind all of the sudden after WC and go?

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.01.15 11:13:04 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 4) : well, if the current run of results is anything to go by, he’ll be gone by Easter.

    who loses to Glasgow?

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.01.15 11:13:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 5) : Pretty sure they would only sign for 3 years max, possibly two. Got the get the retirement fund ready!

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.01.15 11:19:23 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 5) : another angle….

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.01.15 11:21:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • I wonder if Jannie will ever leave for overseas, unless he’s looking to set up his practice there….and Bismarck would die a slow death if he had to leave his cattle for any extended period of time.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.01.15 11:23:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 4) : one year wonder!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.01.15 11:55:45 by JD Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : going to be hard for them to leave but with BIG money to be made in Europe anything is possible!?!?!?!

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.01.15 12:17:38 by JD Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 2) : Or at least enough to keep Bismarck. Jannie not so much. We should be building new tightheads anyways so should all of SA teams….

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.01.15 12:26:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I read that this morning…and I’m putting on my popular “wait and see” cap! :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.01.15 12:53:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • How does one go from Jacob Westerduin to Jake White?

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.01.15 12:53:52 by Dryden Reply

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  • @Dryden (Comment 14) : There’s no Hollywood behind that…Jacob to Jake is self-explanatory…and his surname changed as a teenager when his mother remarried…

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.01.15 13:05:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good luck to them if they are going to add to their retirement fund towards the end of their careers as they have been loyal servants to the Sharks!

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.01.15 13:23:42 by Bump Reply

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  • @Bump (Comment 16) : I think I have to agree with your sentiments!

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.01.15 14:33:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bump (Comment 16) : @pastorshark (Comment 17) : yes it will be well deserved!!!!!!! Super Sharks and Bokke!!!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.01.15 15:39:06 by JD Reply
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  • So it s Bissie and Jannie’s fault we lost The Best Coach in the World?

    I say suspend their salaries until we win a trophy.

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.01.15 16:05:36 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 19) : I say we must double there salaries to thank them for getting rid of him!!!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.01.15 16:45:34 by JD Reply
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  • Montpellier – Montpellier president Mohed Altrad on Monday “categorically denied” reports of a deal to sign South African forwards Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis.

    The brothers, various domestic media suggested, were due to join the Top 14 side after the conclusion of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in November on a two-year deal.

    But Altrad said: “I categorically deny these reports.”

    He added: “And what troubles me a lot is that all this could hurt the players…”

    The Du Plessis brothers were crowned world champions with the Springboks in 2007 under then manager Jake White, who joined Montpellier at the end of last year as consultant.

    Hooker Bismark, 30, and his two-year older sibling Jannie are expected to form part of the Springboks’ front row at the World Cup.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.01.15 18:15:20 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Can’t the rugby just start already? I’m bored.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.01.15 18:20:21 by JarsonX Reply
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  • http://m.news24.com/sport24/Rugby/Montpellier-deny-Du-Plessis-deal-20150119

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.01.15 19:10:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 21) : Ah, I see that my previous post was already posted!

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.01.15 19:11:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 22) : It’s just around the corner! I can’t wait…

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.01.15 19:11:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 22) : @pastorshark (Comment 25) : it’s almost here!!!!! 5 February is not that long to wait! !!!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.01.15 20:31:51 by JD Reply
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  • Well I’m just thinking there’s no reason why Bismarck could not carry on playing until after the 2019 World cup as he will only be 35 then and if not over played even Jannie has a chance to make it!?!?!?!?
    Just think folks another 4 years of the brothers Grimm playing for the Sharks!!!!!!
    Come on John make it happen!!!!!!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.01.15 20:47:51 by JD Reply
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  • Jannie and Bissie have served the Sharks very well and yes of course they deserve a nice retirement package but id love to see them go back to Bloem for a year or two and give back to the Union where it all started for them. The Sharks have guys that can cover for them and that we need to push through

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.01.15 08:29:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 28) : Cannot agree with that, Bismark never played for the Cheetahs, yes Jannie did but they also grew up Sharks supporters, I hate seeing a Sharks playing for any other union in SA.

    If it’s for a pay cheque then rather they finish off over seas.

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.01.15 09:20:40 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 28) : @sharks_lover (Comment 29) : Bismarck played 2 games for Free State before moving to Durbs but sorry to say even Jannie has now played longer for the Sharks than he did for the Cheetahs. Brothers Grimm are Sharks and I hope they stay that way!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.01.15 09:41:04 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 30) : :mrgreen: Agree 100%

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.01.15 10:05:10 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 29) : @JD (Comment 30) : Im not saying that they Free Staters and they only played a couple games for the Sharks, what i meant was they were at school and had their junior years in Bloem so would be nice to see them give back and play for a year or so there and help bring up the level of the Free State pack. They def wont be getting big salaries in Bloem

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.01.15 10:05:49 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 32) : Sounds like a silly idea ;-)

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.01.15 10:11:07 by CS Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 32) :

    you are suggesting something that will be for the greater good of sa rugby … wont work :P

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.01.15 10:11:33 by Zibbie Reply
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  • The media frenzy created in the rumors, and the subsequent media frenzy created in the denial of those rumors; I’ve learned that all shall be revealed in time, as contracts, papers, negotiations and good faith mean nothing in the lucrative world of sports stars and their agents. Until a player plays for the Union he doesn’t represent the Union, just ask Lionel Mapoe that…

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.01.15 10:14:58 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 33) : @Zibbie (Comment 34) : Its still January…the optimist in me still lives…wait til June…hahaha

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.01.15 10:42:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 35) : This is true!

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.01.15 10:50:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 32) : yes that would be nice for the Cheetahs but I would not like them to leave the Sharks!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.01.15 10:54:23 by JD Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 35) : ja 100% correct!!!!! We will maar see what happens to both rumors during the year.

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.01.15 10:57:06 by JD Reply
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  • I think they can demand HUGE money overseas. Would hate to see them go but wouldnt blame them.

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.01.15 12:34:10 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 39) : I’m tired of talking and analyzing – just want this season to start!!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.01.15 14:08:59 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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