Big day looming for the big doctor

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 27 Jan 2012 at 07:05
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Love is in the air in Durban, it seems, with one of the Sharks’ front-row stalwarts set to take things to the next level a week from tomorrow.

“Young Doctors in Love”, for those with long memories, was a spoof movie in the mould of “Airplane” that came out in 1982, quite coincidentally also the year that one Jan Nathaniel du Plessis was born in Bethlehem – the one in the Free State, mind, making it somewhat unlikely that three wise men were present. Jannie, as he is now known, is renowned for juggling his work as a medical doctor with propping up right hand side of the Sharks scrum but it was while doing his rounds in Durban’s hospitals that he met fiancee Ronel Malherbe, also a doctor, who will become Mrs Du Plessis next Saturday.

The lucky lady certainly does have something special, since Jannie himself has been known to describe himself and younger brother Bismarck as an “old married couple”, even going so far as to reveal that the fiery hooker tucks him into bed at night! For Jannie, at least, the love of a good woman has proved a stronger lure and I’m sure the happy couple have spent many long nights pondering exactly who will get to look after Bismarck once the two of them move in together!

With very few rugby-free Saturdays on the calendar for 2012, the couple seem to have picked a pretty good date to tie the knot, even though their plans do coincide with a yet-to-be-confirmed Sharks trial match next weekend. That said, following the departure of Eugene van Staden, Jannie is completely assured of the starting tighthead berth anyway, making it likely that he’ll be spared the indignity of messing up his hair just before tying the knot.

Sharksworld would like to congratulate Jannie and Ronel on their upcoming nuptials and wish them nothing but health, happiness and much prosperity as they start their new life together.


  • Congratulations doc Jannie

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.01.12 07:17:01 by Mutley Reply
  • Congrats Jannie and Ronel…
    Hope the settling in spark something great and its such a good year for you, getting married, winning S15 and CC trophies… And so on…
    All the best!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.01.12 07:26:25 by Franshark Reply
  • Congratulations Jannie! And all the very best to the lucky lady! And don’t worry I an keen to look after Bismarck for you 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.01.12 07:34:31 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Congratulations Jannie and Ronel.

    Hard to believe that Jannie and Bismark are gonna be able to let go. 😆

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.01.12 08:23:25 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Congrats and good luck guys. May your future be blessed.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.01.12 08:31:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Congrats Jannie and Ronel! We expect at least two future Springbok front-rowers from you two!

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.01.12 09:08:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • the one in the Free State, mind, making it somewhat unlikely that three wise men were present

    Dude!!!!! You can’t go around saying there aren’t any clever people in the OFS!!!!!!!! 😛 😛

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.01.12 10:12:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.01.12 10:33:01 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : not the free state as a whole… just Bethlehem 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.01.12 11:02:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : 😆

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.01.12 11:11:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I see a Two and a half men scenario coming up… 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.01.12 11:20:09 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 11) : hehe , I was about to say the same 🙂

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.01.12 11:24:05 by Uli Reply
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  • Let’s hope he doesn’t also end up with a groin injury… 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.01.12 11:36:42 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 13) : Lol… as long as he enjoyed getting it! haha

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.01.12 13:37:18 by Uli Reply
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  • Wishing Jannie and Ronel a beautiful day with no incidents…seems like disgruntled residence of Clarens wants to use the wedding (which is said to be having about 600 guest, including Heyneke Meyer et al) to have more publicity over some political issue. (sorry Rob) – just think it”s sad if this indeed happens.. 🙁

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.02.12 07:57:19 by Ice Reply
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