Daniel du Preez

rsa South Africa
8th Man, Flanker
Current Team
Cell C Sharks


Twin brother of Jean-Luc and son of assistant coach Robert, himself a former Sharks player, the powerfully built loose-forward looks set to make a big impact in his second season of Vodacom Super Rugby after putting in outstanding performances in his maiden senior season last year. He was an effective ball-carrier and hard-hitting tackler whose mobility added to his array of skills and led to an impressive haul of three tries in his six Currie Cup matches. Locally schooled at Kearsney College, his career path through the junior ranks was outstanding, Under 13 Craven Week, Under 18 Craven Week for three consecutive years and twice making SA Schools. He represented South Africa at the World Rugby U20 Championship to cap off an outstanding season.