With the Sale Sharks Springbok contingent set to link up with the rest of the squad in the coming days, check out what Bok fans can expect from the Du Preez twins following their three-year absence from the national set-up.
Tyrone Green put in a man-of-the-match performance for Harlequins in their remarkable comeback victory over Bristol, while Dan du Preez and Rohan Janse van Rensburg both scored for Sale Sharks in Saturday’s English Premiership semi-finals.
The Du Preez twins shone for Sale while Makazole Mapimpi marked his return from Japan with a fantastic performance for the Sharks on a weekend that was marred by Duane Vermeulen’s injury.
Springbok hooker Akker van der Merwe finished off an excellent set-piece try from Sale Sharks, before assisting eighthman Dan du Preez in Friday’s victory over Northampton Saints.
The three Du Preez brothers and captain Jono Ross are the only South Africans who have been included in the Sale Sharks’ match 23 for their clash with the Worcester Warriors on Wednesday.
Jean-Luc and Dan du Preez produced some eye-catching moments in the English Premiership despite Sale Sharks’ defeat by Bath on Sunday.
The Sale Sharks beat Saracens 24-17 in an exciting clash, while there were also wins for the Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Bears, Wasps, Bath and Harlequins in round 19 of the English Premiership played on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lock David Ribbans, the Du Preez twins, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Vincent Koch and several others put in standout performances in round 18 of the English Premiership this weekend.
The Saffa-laden Sale Sharks recorded an emphatic 40-7 bonus-point victory over the Bristol Bears in Eccles on Saturday.
The Sale Sharks have named eight South Africans in their starting lineup for Friday’s English Premiership match in London.