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MEET ROB DU PREEZ

MEET ROB DU PREEZ

 

We caught up with Sale’s latest signing Robert du Preez and aside from the weather, he’s adjusting well to his new surroundings at Carrington:

“It was an easy transition, obviously it’s really cold! I’ve just come out of the summer in South Africa and moved to the winter here. But the guys have been really good with me, Jono Ross especially, he messaged me two weeks before I got here so it’s been an easy transition.”

Du Preez was present at the AJ Bell during the Shark’s draw with Saracens and he described what it was like to observe as a spectator at his new home ground:

“I quite enjoy a smaller stadium even if it’s half full, it sounds like it’s full whereas in Durban we have a 45,000-seater stadium and we barely ever get it full. Although there were around 6,000 people there it still sounded full. That was a really cool experience and I can’t wait to get out in front of that crowd”

Robert was also full of praise for the youth-heavy Sale side and was a fan of two players in particular:

“Obviously we had a really young team, I really liked the winger, Reedy I thought he was really explosive and also Kieran run the game really well.

With a new challenge comes new goals and aspirations and the South African highlighted the reasons why this move was right for him:

“We go into pre-season back at Sharks in Durban so I’m only here for three months so my biggest thing is to learn different ways of playing and hopefully take that back to Durban and apply it. I want to serve this team to the best of my ability and soak up everything while I’m here.”

With a return to the Gallagher Premiership in just over the week for the Sharks, du Preez is excited for the prospect of testing himself against some of the World’s best:

“The Premiership is one of the best leagues in the world, I think it’s up there with Super Rugby if not better so it’d be good to test myself against the best players and hopefully it brings out the best in me”

 

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MEET ROB DU PREEZ
MEET ROB DU PREEZ
MEET ROB DU PREEZ