Rugby 1.4.2014 01:22 pm

Du Preez signs with WP

FILE PICTURE: Robert du Preez of Maties during the Varsity Cup match between FNB Maties and FNB UP Tuks at Danie Craven Stadium on March 17, 2014 in Stellenbosch. Picture: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images.

FILE PICTURE: Robert du Preez of Maties during the Varsity Cup match between FNB Maties and FNB UP Tuks at Danie Craven Stadium on March 17, 2014 in Stellenbosch. Picture: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images.

Maties flyhalf Robert du Preez has signed a contract with Western Province Rugby, which will see last year’s South Africa under-20 pivot play his rugby in Cape Town until 2016 at least.

Du Preez, 20, had been on loan from the Sharks to the University of Stellenbosch during the 2014 Varsity Cup, but the tournament’s leading points-scorer has now chosen to remain in the Cape.

The son of former Springbok scrumhalf Robert du Preez, who now coaches NWU-Pukke, Robert junior represented KwaZulu-Natal at under-16 and under-18 level.

He represented South Africa at the 2013 Junior World Championships in France, and was also nominated for Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament award.

The former Kearsney College scholar will provide much-needed depth at under-21 level for Western Province this year, with Ryno Eksteen sidelined with an injury.

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