BIG Tinus Du Plessis is to leave Titans at the end of the season to focus on his World Cup hopes.
The 25-year-old flanker dropped his bombshell news this week—but he will head back to Namibia in May to help steer his country through to next year’s rugby showpiece.
And he says: “It’s one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made in my life.”
Du Plessis has been a mainstay of Rotherham’s team since his switch from Launceston three seasons ago, the Cornish club being his first in this country, and proof of his calibre was evident at Moseley last week when he came off the bench in the second half as Titans overturned a 29-10 deficit to card a precious win in the relegation squabble.
He admits there have been a few sleepless nights while he considered the decision to leave Clifton Lane.
“It has been coming for a while now, probably since we qualified for the World Cup.
The best thing for me is to go back and be involved with the Namibian squad as much as possible.
“I don’t have to but I’ve decided for me that it’s the best thing. Hopefully I’ll be picked for the World Cup and afterwards maybe come back to Europe."