Video: Jean-Luc du Plessis' Pass of the Year Lights Up Western Province vs Blue Bulls' Currie Cup Match

Video: Jean-Luc du Plessis' Pass of the Year Lights Up Western Province vs Blue Bulls' Currie Cup Match

Keba Mothoagae
March 18, 2023 at 9:46 AM
  • To say that the 2023 Currie Cup season has started off dramatically his an understatement
  • This was apparent to the thriller between arch-rivals the Blue Bulls and Western Province
  • The encounter will be remembered for a moment of genius which led to a sensational try

Jean-Luc du Preez has proven that rugby players are capable of magic.

The Western Province player pulled off an amazing Sonny Bill Williams-like pass which led to a thrilling try by Clayton Blommetjies at Loftus Versfeld in a Currie Cup match.

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Jean-Luc du Plessis' magical pass broke the match between Western Province and the Blue Bulls. Image source: @sarugbymag.
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The visitors would go on to win the entertaining match 41-33 for a perfect start to the season, while hosts are in a rut having lost two matches in a row. A video of the pass by du Preez has since gone viral, detailing an intricate movement which left the Bulls players flat-footed and the watching crowd and viewers at home stunned.

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Even the commentators could not believe what had transpired before their eyes.

Rugby players stabbed during match

Club rugby in South Africa is disreputable as not for the faint of heart, with the latest incident of violence occurring in the holiday town of Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape.

Sports Brief reported that a match between the Jeffreys Bay Rugby Club and the Harlequins Port Elizabeth descended into chaos, leading to a formal police investigation.

Three Harlequins players were allegedly stabbed by angry Bay supporters with broken bottles after the visitors won the match dramatically at the death.

The victims were later treated in hospital, with local police now investigating a case of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Rugby player deals with drunkard

Sports Brief also reported on an intoxicated individual finding out why the saying goes: 'if you mess around, then you will definitely find out'.

A viral video showed the man stomping on the bonnet of a vehicle in Bloemfontein, with its occupants swearing at him to get off the vehicle.

The clearly over-intoxicated individual is then approached by a burly man at the traffic light intersection, who gives him a warning to stop.

Ex-Bok captain busts thief

'Who you going to call?' Jean de Villiers - that's who you are going to call. The ex-Springbok captain stole the headlines after playing his part in the fight against crime.

Sports Brief reported the former centre was caught on tape chasing down and apprehending a shoplifter in the town of Paarl outside Cape Town last month.

The 44-year-old de Villiers told Sport24 he saw the man slipping a package of chocolates into his bag at The Boer & The Butchery, before making a run for it.

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