Former Saracens star returns to the NHS as respiratory physiotherapist

Saracens legend Petrus du Plessis has revealed he has registered to go back to the NHS as a respiratory physiotherapist.

Glasgow Warriors signed Petrus du Plessis from London Irish in October 2018.

The experienced tight-head prop played for English Premiership side Saracens 158 times between 2009 and 2017. During that spell he won the Champions Cup twice and the English Premiership three times.

After leaving Saracens the South African went on to play 27 games for London Irish.

The 37-year-old, who has played 31 Champions Cup matches during an illustrious career and made his Warriors debut against Saracens at Scotstoun in the Champions Cup.


LIST | Jamie Roberts and four other rugby stars working in hospitals during crisis

Here are five rugby players who are doing their bit on the frontline of the fight against the Coronavirus.

1. Jamie Roberts (Doctor)

The Wales international, who is a qualified Doctor, has volunteered his services and is now working for the Cardiff and Vale Health board after flying home from South Africa. He will operate as a clinical innovation fellow – a role which will see him working in Cardiff in a motivational and communications capacity.

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