Born in Windhoek; Tinus DuPlessis joined London Wasps on a short term deal mid-way through the 2011/12 season and was rewarded for his hard work in the black and gold shirt with a two year contract a few months later.
Du Plessis joined Wasps following an impressive 2011 World Cup campaign where he featured in all four games for his country, winning the Man of the Match award in the game against Wales.
The back-row also made three appearances for Namibia in the 2007 World Cup going on to represent his country at the Africa Cup in 2008 and 2009 and play a key role in qualification for the 2011 World Cup. The flanker won an IRB Nations Cup medal in 2010.
Tinus can play in all three backrow positions and has previous experience of English rugby after a stint with Rotherham, where he was awarded the club's player of the year in 2009.
Follow Tinus on Twitter @Gemsbokjagter
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|08.11.2013||Match Report||Wasps lose out in thrilling Cup opener|
|07.11.2013||Club News||Haskell to captain Wasps in first LV=Cup clash|
|12.10.2013||Match Report||Wasps secure record win in Italy|
|05.10.2013||Match Report||Wasps take a point from Allianz Park trip|
|10.05.2013||Club News||Launchbury named Discovery of the Season|
|09.05.2013||Club News||Awards night a huge success|
|02.05.2013||Club News||Squad update|
|01.05.2013||Club News||Du Plessis nominated for Aviva Community Player of the Season|
|30.03.2013||Match Report||Wasps go down to Saracens|
|07.03.2013||Community||Wade and Du Plessis visit Community Tournaments in Buckinghamshire|
|07.02.2013||Club News||London Wasps name team for return to domestic action|
|02.02.2013||Match Report||Wasps squeezed out in tight affair|
|01.02.2013||Club News||Team to play Sale Sharks|
|26.01.2013||Match Report||Tigers too strong for battling Wasps|
|25.01.2013||Club News||Team to play Leicester Tigers|
|26.11.2012||Match Report||Wasps A go down fighting at Dry Leas|
|26.11.2012||Club News||London Wasps A team announced|
|26.11.2012||Community||London Wasps U9 and U10 Community Cup 2012|
|15.11.2012||Club News||Palmer and Launchbury to face Australia|
|12.11.2012||Club News||Clean sweep for Wasps Internationals|
|09.11.2012||Match Report||Wasps lose out in first LV=Cup game|
|07.11.2012||Club News||London Wasps side to face Cardiff in LV=Cup opener named|
|04.11.2012||Match Report||Battling finish gives Wasps a point|
|22.10.2012||Club News||Wasps A undone by classy Quins|
|22.10.2012||Club News||Wasps A side to face Quins A|