Future Star – Regardt du Plessis

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Name : Regardt du Plessis

Date of Birth : 12 February 1998

School : Affies

Lenght : 185cm

Weight : 95kg

Position : Flank

Achievements

2010 : Pumas u/13 Academy Week

2011 : Pumas u/13

2014 : Blue Bulls Grant Khomo

2014 : North Vaal u/16 team to Dubai

2015 : Affies Wit Bulle

2015 : Blue Bulls Craven Week

2016 : Affies Wit Bulle

2016 : Blue Bulls Craven Week

 

I visited Affies this past weekend to relax and enjoy the game between Affies and Diamantveld hoping to witness the team everybody was talking about. But after 10 minutes I was following one player. Unfortunately the first time I took notice of this boy was when he blew kisses to the Diamantveld player who scored next to the uprights. Regardt, I heard, have quite a memory regarding red lipstick and rugby. The details I will spare him, a story he can tell to his grandchildren.

That, I am happy to report, was the only mistake he made during the game. Regardt is a player reminding me of Pocock at his best. Diamantveld's forwards matched Affies in every aspect of the game and Regardt showed he is not afraid, and more than able, to do the dirty work. Regardt's premonition is a sign of a very gifted player and this was especially visible in the amount of turnovers he caused, being at the right time at the right place. But being at the right place does not secure turnovers and at this level it take a certain size of *@lls to put your hands in there. And this boy certainly have big big &^lls. After the battle upfront was won Regardt also showed that he is more than able in carrying the ball and had quite a few impressive runs causing the defense to scramble desperately.

Regardt, I thank you sir for entertaining this old man for 70 minutes. Keep your feet on the ground, work hard and success will follow you.