- 2011 Petrus Du Plessis Player Statistics
2011 Petrus Du Plessis
Petrus du Plessis was born in South Africa on 31st May 1981. He started playing rugby from a very young age and during that period he became interested in physiotherapy. After school (Hermanus High School - 1999), he went to Stellenbosh University in 2000 and finished a Sports Science and Marketing HND.
After coming to the UK in 2002 Petrus wanted to pursue his career in physiotherapy and started working for the NHS as a physiotherapy assistant. In 2004 he enrolled into a part-time Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy course at Salford University in Manchester, whilst continuing to play rugby and working as an assistant.
The qualified physiotherapist started his career with Sedgeley Park before being snapped up by Nottingham. It was while with the Meadow Lane club that his performances caught the eye and earned him a move to the Premiership.
Petrus joined Saracens in March 2009 having impressed the coaching staff with his stand out performances for Championship side Nottingham. He made his debut against Newcastle Falcons on 28 March 2010 and he quickly adapted to life in the Premiership.
Petrus was due to join the Premiership side from the start of the 2010-11 season, but injuries in the front row hastened his arrival.
|Petrus Du Plessis||183 cm||108 Kg||Prop||1981-05-31|
|Date||Opponent||Result||Min||Pts||Tries||Conv.||Penalty Gls||Drop Gls|
22 - 17
26 - 19
|15-01-2012||Biarritz Olympique PB||
20 - 16
15 - 11
15 - 20