Du Preez to miss Currie Cup with Munster move

Springbok prop Wian du Preez will not be available for the Cheetahs in this year’s Currie Cup as he will join Irish side Munster, whom he helped before this year’s Super 14.

The 27-year-old Du Preez’s decision is a setback for Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske’s Currie Cup plans.

Du Preez is not getting the recognition he deserves from the Bok selectors and his decision comes as no surprise as he has only played one Test.

A number of experts view him as the most powerful scrummager in South African rugby.

“Wian played for Munster in the Heineken Cup during his off-season after South Africa’s end-of-season tour last year,” his agent Stephan Weyers told Sport 24.

“They were really impressed by his scrummaging and commitment, and have made a good offer.”

“We told Naka early on that we are considering another offer and were open with him from the outset.

“Wian would love to come and end his career at the Cheetahs.”


Du Preez made his Super 14 debut for the Sharks against the Hurricanes in 2005.

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