Du Plessis extends his stay at Montpellier

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:39
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NEWS: South African forward Jacques Du Plessis penned a new deal with Montpellier on Friday.

He will stay at the French club until 2019, a rare highlight in a season which has seen him sidelined through injury.

The 23-year-old, who arrived in France from the Bulls last season, hasn't played since injuring his knee in a pre-season friendly against Connacht on August 11.

But he could return on Sunday when Montpellier take on triple European champions Toulon in Marseille in the Top 14.

"Montpellier is a very good club and I think this is a chance for me to develop here. It was an easy decision to make," said Du Plessis.

Agence France-Presse