Jan du Preez

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Jan du Preez
Full name Jan Gysbert Hermanus du Preez
Date of birth (1930-10-06) 6 October 1930 (age 87)
Place of birth Piketberg, South Africa
University University of Stellenbosch
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
? Western Province ()
Correct as of 19 July 2010
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1956 South Africa 1 (0)
Correct as of 19 July 2010

Jan Gysbert Hermanus du Preez (born 6 October 1930 in Piketberg) is a former South African rugby union player who made one Test match appearance in 1956. du Preez, who gained a doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch, began playing provincial rugby for Western Province as a centre, before moving to the wing.[1] His only Test appearance for South Africa came on the 1956 tour of Australia and New Zealand. He was selected to play in the first Test against the All Blacks at Carisbrook, Dunedin—a match that South Africa lost 10–6.[2]


  1. ^ "1956 SPRINGBOK TOUR of AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND". WORLD RUGBY MUSEUM. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ "South Africa tour - Dunedin, 14 July 1956". Scrum. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 

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