South Africa call in Du Preez

Date published: March 30 2015

South Africa have called up uncapped Carel du Preez to replace the injured Philip Snyman for the Tokyo Sevens which takes place this weekend.

Versatile forward Snyman sustained a knee ligament injury while playing for the Springbok Sevens last Saturday on Day 2 of the Hong Kong tournament.

Du Preez is currently contracted to the SA Sevens Academy and he has already played twice for the Academy at tournaments in George, Dubai and Harare.

The tall loose forward represented Western Province in the U21 Currie Cup competition last year and has impressed South Africa Sevens' coaching staff since making the full-time switch to the shorter code at the end of last year.