20 Aug 2012

Du Plessis could be out for rest of the year

5:50 am on 20 August 2012

The Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis could be out of action for the rest of the year after sufferign a serious knee injury in their opening Rugby Championship match at Newlands at the weekend.

Although it is yet to be confirmed early indications are that he has suffered torn ligaments.

South Africa won the match 27-6 and the two sides meet again in Mendoza next weekend.