PLAYER PROFILE

Amy du Plessis

Midfield

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
24
HEIGHT
169CM
GAMES
17
POINTS
35
TRIES
7
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BIOGRAPHY

Black Fern #220

Amy du Plessis was born in South Africa but has made Southland and Otago her home. Having immigrated from the Republic when she was seven, her family settled in Invercargill. She first made her mark in the strong Southland GHS First XV programme, where she combined with Alena Saili in the midfield to help the school win its first national Top 4 final in 2016.

Du Plessis was also making her mark in sevens, where she was a fixture in the Black Ferns Sevens Development squad through 2018-19.

By 2018 she was in Otago, debuting for the Spirit, and forming a potent midfield combination with Kilisitina Moata’ane. In the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup, she scored two tries in her five outings for the Spirit, giving the University club player nine tries in 15 FPC matches.

Du Plessis made her Black Ferns debut against Canada in the 2022 Pacific Four Series in Waitākere.

Following the Black Ferns Rugby World Cup, success in 2022, of which du Plessis was a part of, fellow Black Ferns midfielder Brunt and du Plessis have formed an entertaining midfield combination. The duo were standouts across the Black Ferns 2023 Test season, and a combination set to flourish as the team prepare for the 2025 Rugby World Cup.

Player Stats

Province:
Canterbury

Test Debut:
v Canada, 2022

Super Club:
Matatū