The experienced tighthead, who is a veteran of two World Cup campaigns, has partnered his brother Bismarck in the front row for the Sharks and Springboks for many years.
The hard-working prop, who is also a qualified doctor, has become a reliable performer at scrum-time and has dominated the No.3 Bok jersey in recent years. The 2015 season will be his last on SA shores for the foreseeable future as he signs with Montpelier and joins his brother and old coach, Jake White.
Jannie is currently in the Springboks 2015 extended Castle Rugby Championship squad and has put in some stellar performances in the event to date, thus silencing many of his critics.
He played for the Cheetahs in Super Rugby until 2007, when he joined Durban-based side the Sharks, where he played until 2015.
In April 2018 he signed a new one year deal with Montpellier for the 2018/19 season.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, DuPlessis has had 12 Champions Cup appearances.
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