Bismarck du Plessis. (Photo by Ben Evans/Gallo Images)
- Jake White is “100% sure” that Bismarck du Plessis won’t be suspended after being cited for foul play in a Currie Cup match earlier this week.
- The veteran has been included on the bench for the Bulls’ massive URC derby against the Stormers despite attending a disciplinary hearing on Friday afternoon.
- White, who referred to the saga as a bit of “shenanigans”, believes the drama merely adds to the specialness of the occasion.
Bulls mentor Jake White insists he’s not taking a gamble by including Bismarck du Plessis on the bench for Saturday’s massive United Rugby Championship derby against the Stormers on Saturday.
The former Springbok hooker is understood to have attended a disciplinary hearing late on Friday afternoon after being cited for an alleged strike to the face of Western Province lock Ben-Jason Dixon during Wednesday night’s Currie Cup encounter at Loftus.
Du Plessis’ apparent indiscretion caused a subsequent stir, mostly because there was no conclusive camera angle on the incident during the TV broadcast, merely a grainy wide shot from the stands.
WP were highly annoyed afterwards, wi
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