Montpellier boss denies Du Plessis deal

Date published: January 20 2015

Montpellier president Mohed Altrad has “categorically denied” reports that Springboks front-rowers Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis have agreed to join the French club.

Monday’s front page of Midi-Olympique featured a report claiming that the brothers would head to France after the World Cup to be reunited with their former boss at the Sharks, Jake White.

Altrad has rubbished those reports however.

“I categorically deny these reports. And what troubles me a lot is that all this could hurt the players, whom I do not know,” he said.

Fresh reports have emerged however linking Montpellier to Stormers fly-half Demetri Catrakilis, as a back up to injured French international Fran