Baby Bok flyhalf Robert du Preez will play for Maties in this year’s Varsity Cup competition, having been loaned to the former champions by the Sharks, where he holds a junior contract.
Du Preez, whose younger twin brothers Daniel and Jean-Luc have also recently joined the Sharks, looks set to play off the bench for Stellenbosch University in their opening Varsity Cup clash of the season, on Monday night. He’s likely to come up against another former Sharks junior pivot in Gavin Hauptfleisch, who is playing flyhalf for NMMU this season.
Du Preez will return to the Sharks on completion of the Varsity Cup tournament and will provide further flyhalf depth to the Vodacom Cup and Super Rugby squads. In a rather ironic twist, his father, former Bok scrumhalf Robert du Preez Senior, has recently taken over the coaching rains at NWU Pukke, one of Maties’ staunchest foes in the Varsity Cup.Tweet