Tinus du Plessis is one of four Namibians who will be participating in their third Rugby World Cup having represented the country also at the 2007 and 2011 tournaments. The 31 year old is also one of a many Namibians who have played most of their rugby outside of their country. He completed his High school career at Gisborne High in New Zealand as an exchange student . After school he studied at the University of Stellenbosch before moving to the UK where he played for Launceston RFC in Cornwall, Rotherham Titans and finally a stint at Aviva Premiership outfit, London Wasps. du Plessis studied Sports Marketing, he started his working career selling empty bottles for cash. He is now back in Windhoek where he earns a living as a Currency Trader. He made 3 appearances for Namibia at the 2007 RWC in France and played in all 4 of Namibia’s matches in New Zealand 2011. He cites his man of the Match awards against Wales as the highlight of his rugby career. Having made his debut for Namibia against Kenya in Nairobi in 2006 , he has gone on to win 43 caps and with Eugene Jantjies is Namibia’s second highest capped player of all time.