2 Year Contract - June 2018           BACKROW      

 

  Date of Birth Born Height Weight  
  23 Mar 91 Port Elizabeth 6ft 2ins 1.92m 17st 0lbs 108kgs  
                         
  Recrited From Apps Points Former Clubs  
  EDINBURGH 81 75 LEOPARDS, KINGS  
                             
    INTERNATIONAL CAREER  
        SOUTH AFRICA U20 SCOTLAND      
        Apps - 5 Points - 5 Apps - 6 Points - 0      
 

Du Preez has made six appearances for Scotland, with his most recent in this season’s NatWest 6 Nations against Wales.

The back row made the move to Edinburgh Rugby in 2013 where he has made 96 appearances, scoring 13 tries, and also helped the Scottish side to the European Challenge Cup final in 2015 and also the quarter-finals of the competition last season.

 
   
   
   
 

Du Preez previously played for Eastern Province Kings in South Africa where he made 23 appearances and crossed for 11 tries, as well as playing 16 times for the Kings in the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Born in Port Elizabeth, Du Preez also represented the South Africa Under 20s side in 2011. He said: “I’m thoroughly excited about reuniting with Alan Solomons and moving to England to play for Warriors.

“I’ve always wanted to test myself in the Premiership and look forward to my next challenge.

“I’d like to thank Edinburgh for the past few years where I’ve really enjoyed my time and will continue to give my all till the end of the season.”

Warriors Director of Rugby Solomons added: “Cornell is a fantastic player with exceptional skills. His all-round game will be of huge benefit to the team. “He will also bring a great deal of physicality, power and experience to our forward pack.”

 
   
   
   
   
   
                                                 
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