South African lock Du Preez seals Glasgow move

South African second rower JP du Preez has agreed to join Glasgow Warriors from the Sale Sharks next season, subject to a visa being granted.

The 27-year-old from Roodeport joined Sale Sharks from the Cheetahs in November 2020, making 18 appearances for the English Premiership side to date.

A physical presence with ball in hand, he has also proven a menace for Premiership lineouts. Currently, the second rower sits joint fourth on the table for lineout steals, as well as providing Sale with an attack- launching platform.

Prior to his switch to Sale, Du Preez made 31 appearances for the Cheetahs in the PRO14 between 2018 and 2020.

Towering at 6’10”, he Preez became the tallest player to have ever played a Super Rugby match when he made his competitive debut for the Lions back in 2015.

“I’m really excited to be joining Glasgow Warriors,” said Du Preez.

“Glasgow play a style of rugby that I like to play – running rugby with a hard and physical edge.

“I like to think I’ll complement their style of play and I believe I bring strong lineout presence and a physicality in both attack and defence.

“I’ve played against Warriors in the past and they’re a very tough side to compete against, especially in Glasgow in front of their home fans.

“I can’t wait to be a part of the team.”

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