Du Plessis brothers to leave Sharks for Montpellier

The Sharks look set to lose brothers Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis at the end of the Rugby World Cup and join French club Montpellier under former Sharks coach Jake White.

It is understood that the two Springbok front rowers who joined the Sharks from the Cheetahs agreed to leave the Durban franchise last year well before Jake White was connected to Montpellier.

The Springbok prop and hooker are said to have been unhappy with White when he was in charge of the Sharks but the irony is that they will now be playing again under White.

A deposit of 150 000 Euros each is understood to have been given to each player and reports suggest that the pair have been trying to get out of their contracts ever since they knew that White was leaving the Sharks.

The Du Plessis brothers’ agent Gerrie Swart has confirmed that the brothers will be heading to Europe after the Rugby World Cup and not to a rival South African franchise.

“The move will be out of South Africa,” Swart told the Mercury.

“A move to another South African franchise has never been a consideration. “

“In all likelihood the destination will be Montpellier (it is the only party with whom I have had discussions ) but paper work has not been fully attended to.”

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