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Wian du Preez

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Full name  Wian Hunter du Preez
Name  Wian Preez
Playing position  Loosehead Prop
Height  1.85 m
Current club  Lyon
Weight  120 kg
2002  Free State Cheetahs

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Born  30 October 1982 (age 33) Bloemfontein, South Africa (1982-10-30)
School(s) attended  Grey College, Bloemfontein
University  University of the Free State
School  Grey College, Bloemfontein

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Wian du Preez (born 30 October 1982) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing in France for Lyon. He plays as a prop, primarily at loosehead.


Du Preez, a native of Free State, played for the Cheetahs from 2007 until 2010. After completing a loan-spell at Munster, he returned to the Cheetahs to play out the 2010 Super 14

Club career

Du Preez first played for Munster in late 2009, after he was signed on a three-month loan as injury cover for Marcus Horan. He impressed during his short time there and, in May 2010, it was announced that Du Preez was returning to Munster after signing a two-year permanent contract. He has since become an integral member of the Munster team.

He scored his first try for Munster in their Heineken Cup Round 5 clash with Castres Olympique on 14 January 2012.

Du Preez signed a contract extension with Munster in February 2012.

It was announced on 14 May 2013 that du Preez would be leaving Munster to return to South Africa.

On 13 October 2013, Preez moved to France to sign for Lyon ahead of the 2014–15 Top 14 season.

International career

Du Preez was called into the South Africa squad for their Test against Italy in November 2009, due to his proximity to the fixture. He was said to be disillusioned by the lack of opportunities to play for the Springboks and with CJ van der Linde returning from Leinster to claim a place in the Springbok squad, Du Preez decided to put his international career on hold until after the next Rugby World Cup.


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