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Du Preez twins prove their worth

STAT ATTACK: The Springboks have plenty of talent when it comes to versatile forwards and it was on display in the Premiership on Saturday.


The Du Preez twins, Jean-Luc and Daniel, were powerhouses for Sale Sharks in their 26-18 win over Wasps.

They were prominent figures in open play and the stats gave us some evidence of this.

No one made more carries on the field than Daniel du Preez, who was wearing the No.8 jersey on Saturday.

He carried the ball a whopping 20 times in the match and he gained 52 metres in the process with three defenders beaten

He also did his fair share of work in defence with 11 tackles and he contributed to the set-pieces with five line-out wins.

His brother, Jean-Luc, who was playing in the second row, was second on the list when it came to carries (16).


He racked up 45 running metres and beat four defenders in the process. He also scored his team’s opening try.

Like his brother, he was also one of his team’s best defenders with 13 tackles.

Special mention must also go to Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg who was the go-to man to get the Sharks over the advantage line in the midfield.

He carried the ball 12 times with 52 metres gained. He also beat three defenders and he scored his team’s third try in the win.


Stats: Premiership Rugby

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