​The former Springbok Academy starlet earned his first Scotland cap during the 2017 RBS 6 Nations against England at Twickenham, coming off the bench to replace Ryan Wilson.

The back-row is equally at home either on the flank or at number eight, and arrived at Edinburgh Rugby after an impressive debut Super Rugby season.

Hailed as the ‘complete package’, Du Preez is very strong physically, is an exceptionally good carrier and powerful in defence.

A serious lower leg injury during the sixth match of 2014/15 against Dragons was expected to end his season however he was able to make a welcome return, off the bench, against the Dragons, in the April 2015 European Cup semi-final win at BT Murrayfield.

Du Preez qualifies for Scotland through residency.

Date of birth: 23/03/91

Height: 1.89m

Scotland Debut: March 2017

Place of birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Weight: 111kg

Career

Worcester Warriors
Worcester
2018 to present

Edinburgh Rugby
Edinburgh
2013 to 2018

Southern Kings
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2013 to 2018

Stats

6

Caps

2

Starts

4

Replacements

0

Points

Appearances

2018

Wales

2018

2017

England (replacement), Italy (replacement), Samoa (replacement), New Zealand, USA (replacement)

2017

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