Kroonstad, South Africa
DOB: 4/29/1991
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 196 lbs
Position: Centres (12,13)

  • Represented Free State XV in the 2015 Vodacom Cup competition
  • Qualified for the  Eastern Province Kings in the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division

Another welcome product of South African rugby, JP Du Plessis returns in 2019 as center for the San Diego Legion. As both a rugby union and rugby league veteran, DuPlessis saw Super Rugby experience with the Melbourne Rebels during their inaugural season in 2011 before returning to South Africa in 2012 to join the Cape Town-based Western Province and eventually selection with the Stormers squad. He transferred to join Top 14 talent in 2013 with Montpellier but was unable to appear due to injury. His wealth of rugby knowledge and individual talent leave him well-positioned to lead the Legion backline as they take the pitch in January.