Jannie du Plessis

Jannie du Plessis - Updated Feb 2023

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Updated On January 4, 2023

Jannie Du Plessis is a very famous rugby player from South Africa. Jannie Du Plessis plays as a prop for Montepiller in French Top 14 and Lions in Super Rugby. While, he has also played for the teams like Sharks, and Free State Cheetahs. Further, he has also represented his nation in different competitions.

Early Life

Jannie du Plessis was born on 16th November 1982, in Bethelem, Free State, South Africa. This makes him 39 years old as of now. His real name is Jan Nathaniel du Plessis.

There is not much information regarding the names and professions of his parents, and siblings. While he holds a South African nationality and practices Christianity. Further, he belongs to mixed ethnicity. According to astrology, he has as his zodiac sign.


Talking about his formal educational status, he completed his schooling at a local school in his hometown. And, he also accomplished his higher studies at the University of Free State.

Professional Life

Moving on to the professional life of Jannie du Plessis, he is a professional rugby player. He has been one of the most talented in this sport thanks to his swift mind, and well-built body.

She was very interested from her very early years and wanted to have a great career in it. Following his passion, he has been involved in it from various means. He was named the captain of the eastern free state age group team at Craven Week in 1995.

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Caption: Jannie du Plessis during the match (Source: Sports Mole)

The player played for Free State representative teams at under 18 and under 19 levels but never represented South Africa at the junior level. Continuing the field, he made it to the senior Free State Cheetahs side in 2003.

While he was also in the South African squad to face a World XV at Ellis Park in 2006. Likewise, he made his Super 14 debut in 2006 for the Cheetahs. While he was also selected for the Springboks squad during Tri Nations in 2007 against Australia.

Likewise, he also represented the Cheetahs in Currie Cup in 2007 and became the only player to earn World Cup, and Currie Cup Winners medal in the same year after winning Rugby World Cup. While any brands to date have not endorsed the player. And, he has not been promoting any products too.

Net Worth

Jannie du Plessis was living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth is about $2 million US dollars as of 2022.

Personal Life

Moving on to the romantic and private life of Jannie du Plessis, he is married. He tied the knot with Ronel du Plessis. They are leading a comfortable life with three children including three daughters named Hele and Rosalie du Plessis.

Apart from it, he has no affairs with any other person. While he is straight regarding gender choices. And, he does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: Jannie du Plessis with his family (Source: SA People)

Jannie du Plessis – Body Measurements

Jannie is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The rugby player stands about 6 feet and 2 inches tall.

While he weighs 121kg. Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number ranges have not been revealed yet. The color of his eyes is brown, and he has light brown colored hair.

Jannie du Plessis – Social Media

Jannie  is also present in social media. He has a Facebook account under his own name with around 5.8k followers. Moreover, his Twitter account @JannieDup3 has 25.6k followers.