Jannie du Plessis

Jannie du Plessis

Jannie du Plessis
Quick Facts About Jannie Plessis
Celebrated Name Jannie du Plessis
Age 41 years old
Nick Name Jannie
Birth Name Jan Nathaniel du Plessis
Birth Date 1982-11-16
Gender Male
Profession Rugby Player
Nationality South African
Place of Birth Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Francois du Plessis
Mother Jo-Anne du Plessis
College Grey College in Bloemfontein
University University of the Free State
Brother Bismarck du Plessis and Tabbie du Plessis
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Wife Ronel du Plessis
Daughter Helé and Rosalie du Plessis
Net Worth $1 million to $5 million
Salary $80,000 per year
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 121 kg
Body Build/Type Athletic
Eye Color brown
Hair Color brown
Current Team Lions
Coach Ivan van Rooyen

Jannie du Plessis is well-known for winning the 2007 Rugby World Cup with the South African Rugby Team. He played a key role in taking South African to the key of Glory. He is the elder brother of Bismarck du Plessis and Tabbie du Plessis who are both professional Rugby players like him. 

Who is Jannie du Plessis?

Jannie du Plessis is a South African rugby union player, who plays as a prop for Montpellier in the French Top 14 and the Lions in Super Rugby. He won 70 caps for South Africa between 2007 and 2015. He is one of the only three South African players to earn World Cup and Currie Cup winners' medals. 

He played for the Free State Cheetahs in the Currie Cup and the Cheetahs in Super Rugby until 2007, when he joined Durban-based side the Sharks, where he played until 2015. Du Plessis was also named to a South African squad that faced a World XV at Ellis Park in 2006. 

A week after the Boks' victory over England in the Rugby World Cup final, Du Plessis was in the squad for another final: the 2007 Currie Cup final, in which the Cheetahs defeated the Golden Lions 20–18. 

Apart from being a Rugby Player, Jannie has another profession as a doctor. He is a certified doctor having earned a degree in the field of medicine from the University of the Free State, South Africa. 

Early Life and Family 

Jannie du Plessis was born on 16th November 1982 in Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa. Her birth name is Jan Nathaniël du Plessis. He holds South African nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Scorpio is his star sign. He is a follower of Christianity. 

Du Plessis was born into a well-established family. His father's name is Francois du Plessis while his mother's name is Jo-Anne du Plessis. The financially strong parents raised up Jannie and his two younger brothers: Bismarck du Plessis and Tabbie du Plessis in their town of Bethlehem in South Africa. 

Jannie imparted his basic school education from Grey College in Bloemfontein. After his high school graduation, he studied medicine at the University of the Free State and worked as a doctor as well as continued to advance in rugby. 

Jannie du Plessis Wife and Children 

Jannie du Plessis has been married to a gorgeous woman named Ronel du Plessis. They have been married for a long time now. It is not mentioned how the pair met or started dating but the only thing is that they are living a happy life together. 

As of now, the couple has become the responsible parents of their three children: two daughters named Helé and Rosalie du Plessis and a son. Their 10-month-old son died accidentally after drowning in their home swimming pool while celebrating the 39th birthday of the ex-Springbok prop on Tuesday.

The incident happened at Du Plessis’ home in the mining town of Krugersdorp near Johannesburg and has been confirmed by local police and Du Plessis’ provincial side, the Lions. “I can confirm that this tragedy took place. We are all devastated,” Lions chief executive Rudolf Straeuli told Sport24.

Indeed, both Jannie and his partner are heartbroken after his demise. We send our deepest condolences to his entire household and close friends. Moreover, social media is filled with RIP messages and support towards Jannie and his family. We pray that their child’s soul will rest in peace in heaven.

Jannie du Plessis Net worth and Salary 

As of 2021, the net worth of Jannie du Plessis is estimated to be US $1 million to $5 million. He has accumulated his fortune through his acting career and from the medical field as a doctor. He earns extra income through endorsement deals too. 

As a high-rated rugby player, he earns around $50,000 per year. A major part of his sports earnings is paid by the rugby club in which he is involved or has signed a contract. As a doctor, he earns around South African Rand 600,000 annually: It means around $40,000 per year. 

While talking about his real estate property, he owns a luxurious mansion in the mining town of Krugersdorp near Johannesburg where he resides with his wife and two daughters. He drives a Toyota Hilux costing around R876,800 ($56,400). 

How tall is Jannie du Plessis?

Jannie du Plessis is 6 ft 2 inches tall and has a body weight of around 121 Kg. Being a Rugby player, he has a huge muscular body like that of a bodybuilder. He consumes a lot of nutrition and protein to maintain his incredible body.  

He has a pair of brown eyes. He looks handsome in his shaggy hairstyles. He prefers to go to the gym every day and does heavy exercises like weight lifting, squats, deadlifts, shoulder press, bench press. His body measures 52-36-18 inches (Chest-Waist-Biceps). He prefers to shave his beard every day. 

Facts About Jannie du Plessis

  • #1Apart from Rugby player, he is also a doctor.
  • #2He used his medical skills unexpectedly in 2009 to save rugby player Shawn Mackay.
  • #3He works in a Caesarean section.
  • #4He was named to the Springboks' original squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
  • #5 He played his final Test for the Springboks against Argentina.
  • #6He scored one try – against Italy in East London on 26 June 2010.
  • #7His weight has nearly doubled the weight of his wife.
  • #8He is included in the top 10 best props in rugby world.
  • #9He likes to watch football and wrestling.
  • #10Italy is his favorite holiday destination.