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Wian du Preez
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Full name Wian Hunter du Preez
Born October 30, 1982, Bloemfontein
Current age 31 years 360 days
Major teams Cheetahs, Emerging Springboks, Free State, Glasgow, Lyon, Munster, South Africa
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 257 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2009-2009 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 100.00

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Only Test Italy v South Africa at Udine, Nov 21, 2009 match details
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Munster's Springbok prop Wian du Preez may have arrived as a stopgap but has gone on to become a crucial member of the Irish province's side.

The Free State native is a strong scrummaging loosehead who arrived in Ireland as cover for the injured Marcus Horan on a three month deal. Having made his debut against the Ospreys, he impressed and returned for the 2010/11 season on a two year deal and has featured prominently for the 2008 European champions.

Du Preez is a former Cheetah and Emerging Springbok prospect who was capped by the full South African team in a 32-10 victory over Italy in Udine on November 21, 2009. The call up had much to do with the player's proximity to the squad, but if he continues to develop at Munster another cap may be on the horizon.

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Du Preez pens new Munster deal (May 26, 2010) Springboks in desperate need of victory (Nov 20, 2009) Springboks hand debut to du Preez (Nov 19, 2009) Grewcock cops two weeks for striking (Nov 10, 2009) Springboks duo heading home (Nov 8, 2009)
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Nov 17, 2009
South Africa's Wian du Preez
South Africa's Wian du Preez
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Jun 29, 2007
Cheetahs prop Wian du Preez fends off Valke's Phillip Lemmer
Cheetahs prop Wian du Preez fends off Valke's Phillip Lemmer
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