Du Preez twins to join brother Robert at Sale Sharks
English Premiership club lure another two South Africans
The Sale Sharks have clearly become a home away from home for the Du Preez rugby family‚ with the twins Jean-Luc and Daniel joining the Gallagher Premiership club in England for a short stint.
The loose-forwards‚ key members of the Durban-based Sharks side that is coached by their father Robert‚ will join the Manchester team on a loan deal either after the World Cup if they are selected or ahead of the 2019/2020 season.
They will be back for the Sharks for the 2020 Super Rugby tournament, while their older brother Robert has joined the English club on a permanent basis.
Jean-Luc‚ who played for Sale earlier this season‚ missed the early part of the Sharks’ Super Rugby campaign with injury but is slowly playing himself back into form.
Daniel‚ who was with current Premiership log-leaders Exeter Chiefs‚ has been reasonably present this season and the twins are also capped by the Springboks.
Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond said he was happy to have the twins back for next season.
“I am delighted to secure the services of both Jean-Luc and Daniel ahead of the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership. Both lads are huge men with a commanding physical presence and to be able to add two world-class internationals to our pack for next year is a huge boost for the club.
“I look forward to welcoming both twins to Carrington later in the year‚” Diamond said on the club’s website.
The Sale Sharks‚ who are currently seventh on the Premiership log‚ are making a habit of recruiting South Africans. They recently signed Springbok and Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen, while Bulls and Springbok lock Lood de Jager signed for them in April.