Cornell du Preez

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Cornell du Preez
Personal information
Full name Cornell Gerhard du Preez
Born (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 23)
Port Elizabeth
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
School(s) attended Framesby High School
University North West University
Club information
Playing position No.8 / Flanker
Current club Edinburgh Rugby
Youth career
2010–11 Leopards
Amateur team(s)
Years Team
2011 NWU Pukke 5 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2012–13 Eastern Province Kings 23 (55)
2013 Kings 16 (15)
2013– Edinburgh Rugby 23 (35)
Representative team(s)
2009 S.A. Academy ()
2011 S.A. Under-20 5 (5)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 13 May 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 21 February 2013.

Cornell du Preez is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with Edinburgh Rugby.[1]

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.

He was part of the South Africa Under-20s team that played at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.[2]

He joined the Eastern Province Kings on 1 November 2011, where he signed a two-year deal. He was also named in the Kings squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

He was released during the 2013 Currie Cup First Division season to join Alan Solomons at Edinburgh Rugby for the 2013/14 season.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Player Profile Cornell du Preez". Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "IRB Junior World Championship - South Africa". Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cornell du Preez released to play for Edinburgh Rugby". Rugby15. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.