Carel du Plessis who was known in his playing days as the Prince of wings has undergone a brain operation on Tuesday morning, at the Durbanville Mediclinic.
The operation was confirmed by the Western Province of rugby’s director rugby Gert Smal, and It is unclear why the 58-year-old had gone for operation. He played twelve tests for the Springbok between 1982 and 1989 and formed part of the Western Province team that won five currie cup tittles in a row between 1982 and 1986.
In the year 1997 he was appointed as the Springbok coach, taking charge of eight Tests of which The Boks won three games. He succeeded Andre Markgraff and was later replaced by Nick Mallett. Furthermore he was a Western province and stomer’s assistant coach alongside Smal in the early 2000.
His son Jean-Luc and nephew Daniel du Plessis, who is the son of Carel du Plessis’s brother and fellow Springbok, Michael are currently part of the stormer’s super Rugby squad.