Chairman – Laureus Sport for Good Foundation SA

Morné du Plessis

“Morné du Plessis is a legend in the annals of South African Rugby Union. Widely regarded as among his country’s best ever loose forwards, he became one of South Africa’s most successful captains in the history of the sport and in 1995 managed the Springbok side that historically won the Rugby World Cup in Johannesburg at the first attempt.

Always noted for his meticulous preparation and subtle man-management skills, du Plessis struck up a brilliant partnership with South African coach Kitch Christie and the pair were an integral part of their country’s unbeaten run through that year’s World Cup. Du Plessis eventually retired as team manager in August 1996.

As well as being a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy, he is Chairman of Laureus South Africa, which operates projects for underprivileged young people throughout the country.”