Cornell du Preez
|Birth name||Cornell Gerhard du Preez|
|Date of birth||23 March 1991|
|Place of birth||Port Elizabeth, South Africa|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (238 lb; 17 st 0 lb)|
|School||Framesby High School|
|University||North West University|
|Occupation(s)||Professional rugby union player|
|Rugby union career|
Rugby Union careerEdit
He was born in Port Elizabeth, but went to North West University in Potchefstroom, where he played in the Varsity Cup for NWU Pukke. He represented the Leopards in the Under-19 and Under-21 Provincial Championship competitions and was named in the Leopards squad for 2011, without making an appearance.
Du Preez had a successful first season at Murrayfield, racking up 23 appearances and ultimately being named 'Newcomer of the Year'. A serious leg injury sustained in October 2014 during a match against Newport Gwent Dragons saw Du Preez missing a substantial part of the 2014–2015 season.
On 13 November 2016 he was called into the Scotland squad for the Autumn International Series as an injury replacement. He was called up again for the 2017 Six Nations Championship, making his debut against England at Twickenham before gaining his second test cap the following week in the final day victory over Italy.
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