Daniel du Preez on the Brink of a Springbok Cap

We focus on Daniel du Preez who's eyeing a Springbok cap in this year's Rugby Championship.


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Daniel Du Preez, the son of former Springbok and current Sharks coach Robert Du Preez and forms part of a trio of rugby playing brothers, hailing from a family with a rich rugby heritage. His father Robert played seven Tests for the Springboks back in the 90's and is well known for his tall and dominant physique as a No 9, and has played alongisde veterans, Naas Botha and Joel Stransky.

His first son Robert JR currently plays flyhalf for Western Province and has participated in the Junior Boks side, having come from the Maties set up. He is set to return to the Sharks to the family dynasty created by his father. du Preez SR has had a major influence in his boys' rugby careers, and now as that he's taken up the ranks at the Sharks he's set to move all of his boys to the Shark tank.

Profile
The loose forward shows great strength with ball in hand, and gains the advantage in crash ball situations, du Preez shows good pace for a loose forward and an immense brick wall type defense. His offensive skills include the ability to offload in a tackle, he's quite quick off the mark, but prefers brute force against opponents.

Bio
Name
Daniel du Preez
Height
196cm
Weight
112kg
Birth Year
1995

Sharks Stats
Position
Loose Forward
Province
Sharks
Tries
13
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Total Points
65

Schoolboy Rugby Days
All three of the Du Preez brothers went to Kearsney College in Bothas Hill, twins Jean-Luc and Daniel played as the dominant loose forwards throughout their high school career and were feared by many local high schools due to their sheer size and skillset.

Daniel played in numerous Craven Weeks but skipped the U16 Craven Week propelling himself to the U18 age group, where he played in the 2012 and 2013 U18 Craven Weeks and was named in two SA Schools teams in 2012 and 2013.

Springbok Selection
After making his Super Rugby debut for the Sharks against the Cheetahs in 2015, Daniel went on to represent the Sharks throughout their Super rugby campaign, raising eyebrows along the way. Daniel is set to join the list of players who have joined the Bok contingency when he runs on for the first time in this year's Rugby Championship. We might see the du Preez twins play side by side as dominant Springboks in the near future.


Writtern by Lungelo Mdladla for Hollywoodbets

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