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Cape Town – Sixteen stats and facts ahead of the Rugby World Cup clash between the Springboks and Samoa in Birmingham.

• This match will be the ninth Test between South Africa and Samoa since their first match 20 years ago in Johannesburg. The Springboks are still unbeaten against Samoa with an average score of 48-12. The closest Samoa has come to a victory was in the 2007 RWC in Albany, New Zealand. On that occasion the Springboks won a close fought match with 13-5.

• In the very first match between the two countries in April 1995, the Springboks won with a 52 point margin (60-8). Twelve years later this record winning margin was repeated in France during RWC 2007.

• The two countries had four encounters in RWC tournaments with the Springboks’ biggest win in 2007 in France (59-7). In this Test Bryan Habana crossed the try line four times. A Springbok RWC record shared with Chester Williams who scored four tries, also against Samoa, in 1995. Interesting to note that both players achieved their record from the left wing position.

• The total Test caps for the Springbok starting line-up is 891 – a Springbok record yet again. The previous most experienced side (851 caps) played against Japan last week. Willem Alberts (33 caps) was a late withdrawal and was substituted with Pieter-Steph du Toit (4 caps).

• There are 400 caps in the backline with 491 caps among the forwards. On the bench there are a further 191 caps.

• The following players will make their RWC debuts: Willie le Roux, Damien De Allende and Duane Vermeulen. Schalk Brits and Frans Malherbe could also debut from the bench.

• Bryan Habana will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok wing, with 110 caps in this position. If he scores a try he will extend his own record of 59 Test tries for South Africa. Bryan also holds the Springbok record for most career tries (10) in RWC tournaments. Jonah Lomu of New Zealand is the RWC record holder with 15 career tries.

• In the RWC in 2007, Habana scored four tries against Samoa – should he repeat that feat in this match he will be the new world record holder for most career tries as a wing. The current world record holder is Daisuke Ohata from Japan with 62 tries in the wing position. He could also extend his record of 7 career tries against Samoa.

• Jean de Villiers will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok centre with 93 caps in this position and will captain South Africa for the 37th time. Jean would then be the second most capped Springbok captain behind John Smit (83).

• Ruan Pienaar is co-holder of the RWC record for most conversions (6) in a Test match. Should he be used from the bench he will be just one Test behind Ollie le Roux’s record (43) for most capped substitute.

• Schalk Burger is South Africa’s most capped Springbok flank (74). He is also the Springbok record holder for most tries as a flank (12) as well as a forward (14).

• Victor Matfield will become the most capped Springbok against Samoa with five Test caps while he will also play in his record 125th Test match for South Africa.

• Jannie du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira will play in their 38th Test as props in the starting line-up.

• Duane Vermeulen will play in his 30th Test match. All his Tests were from the No 8 position and he will now be the third most capped No 8 behind Pierre Spies (48) and Gary Teichmann (42).

• The referee is Wayne Barnes of England. It will be his 11th Test involving South Africa. Of the previous 10 South Africa have won seven and lost three. His last appearance was in August 2014 against New Zealand in Johannesburg which the Boks won 27-25.

• The venue is Villa Park in Birmingham, home to Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. It has a capacity of just more than 42 500 seats. Apart from football, the stadium is also used for concerts, boxing matches as well as international rugby league and rugby union matches.


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renso du plessis

renso du plessis

Renso Du Plessis is a South African who graduated from the University of Pretoria. He is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Infinite and Cook4Life Group of Companies. He is responsible for direction the affairs of all departments in the company as the COO. In his capacity as the Chief Operating Officer, Renso ensures that goals and objective of the company are achieved. He directs the activities and productivity of the entire organization. Furthermore, in order to grow and sustain the benefits of the company, he gives training and guidance while working with the CEO.

In other to ensure efficient and smooth operations of the business, he manages the administrative functions of the organization and leads sales through operational strategies of sales. He has never failed in discharging his duty diligently as he also uses his business acumen to train his subordinates to succeed in business.

While making sure that performance goals are set and met, Renso Du Plessis supports the strategic partnerships and alliances of the organization. Renso performs his duties, attends and presides over meetings, under the auspices of the Chief Executive Officer. This very efficient and hard working man takes part in strategic planning, implements the strategy after adequate planning of the annual calendar.

He equally helps in tracking expenditures and preparing the annual budgets of the organization. Renso prepares presentations when there are frontline meetings. He is nothing but a utility worker who does his work with all cheerfulness.

In order to achieve critical mass through report of South Africa to the top management team on strategic drift, he is responsible for expansion. He is equally one of the top management team that delegates duties to staff. With his business management experience, he has the ability and power to hire, train and terminate staff.


I first met Renso in Dec 2009 when I was negotiating with Micke van Straaten about heading up a direct marketing network for Verimark. I was immediately struck by his friendly down to earth nature and his quick grasp of not only matters at hand, but also of the wider picture.
He has exceptional business acumen and leadership and negotiation skills. But with Renso it is not all about being a business leader. His faith in Jesus is the cornerstone, and family, friendship and leadership the firm foundation of his house.
When our organization needed a champion to take it to the next level and beyond we could think of no-one better equipped than Renso head up our operations. The results have been nothing short of spectacular. In Renso’s life is fulfilled what is written in Numbers 23:20, 21:

“Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. He has not observed iniquity in Jacob, nor has He seen wickedness in Israel. The LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a King is among them.”

Pierre Oosthuizen Eng (Civ) MBA
Corporate Strategist
Cook4Life and Infinitec
26 May 2015

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renso du plessis

Renso du Plessis is a person whom I have known for 5 years. Our sons have become like brothers. Renso has an extraordinary capacity to sum up a situation, and immediately provide options for the most successful tactic or strategy to achieve the goal. He is an extraordinary motivator and brings out the very best in people. (more…)

renso du plessis

renso du plessis

Renso Du Plessis is, since September 2013, the Chief Operating Officer at infinite and Cook4Life Group of Companies. He is a South African who studied at the University of Pretoria.

As a Chief operating Officer, he is responsible for directing the actions of all departments in the company. He makes sure that all business objectives and goals are reached.Among the primary responsibilities of Renso Du Plessis, there is the direction of the productivity and activities of the whole organization. He provides guidance and training while working with the Chief Executive Officer in order to grow and sustain the company benefits. (more…)

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Responsible for directing the activities of all departments within the organization. Manages front line and ensures all business goals and objectives are reached. (more…)