Charl du Plessis

Date of Birth
08 April 1987
Birth Place
Cape Town

Major Teams

Youth career: 2005–08 Golden Lions, Amateur team(s): 2008–09 UJ, Senior career: 2008–10 Golden Lions, 2009 Falcons, 2010–12 Boland Cavaliers, 2012– Eastern Province Kings, 2013 Kings.


Charl 'KP' du Plessis currently plays with the Eastern Province Kings. His regular position is prop.

Charl represented the Golden Lions at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level before being included in their 2008 Vodacom Cup squad, making his debut against SWD Eagles.

He made a total of 7 appearances for the Golden Lions in this competition, but never made their Currie Cup squad.

In 2009, he also had a short spell at the Falcons, making 8 appearances. He also featured regularly in the Varsity Cup, playing for UJ in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In 2010, he moved to the Boland Cavaliers, where he played for two seasons, before moving to the Eastern Province Kings for the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season.

He was named in the Southern Kings wider training squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season, but was subsequently released to the Vodacom Cup squad.

Following an injury to first choice tighthead prop Kevin Buys prior the Kings' match against the Stormers, he was called included on the bench and came on as a 72-minute substitute to make his Super Rugby debut.

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