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du Preez

Fourie du Preez is a legendary South African scrum half who won many of the game’s top honours.

Fourie du Preez Bio

Fourie du Preez is a former scrum half who won the Rugby World Cup in 2007. Over the course of his stellar career, he was capped more than 70 times by South Africa and made more than 100 appearances for the Bulls in Super Rugby. Fourie du Preez was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Fourie du Preez made his provincial debut in 2002 with the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup. However, only a year later, he started to represent the Bulls in Super Rugby. During the next decade, he was a regular starter for both sides. Between 2002 and 2010, he notched up 52 appearances for the Blue Bulls, and between 2003 and 2011, he made 112 appearances for the Bulls in Super Rugby. During this period, he won both the Currie Cup and Super Rugby three times.

However, at the end of the 2011 Super Rugby season, Fourie du Preez ended his association with domestic rugby in South Africa. At this point, he signed to play for the Suntory Sungoliath in Japan. He then stayed with the side until his retirement from rugby in 2016. During his stay in Japan, he won the All-Japan Rugby Football Championship three times and the Japan Cup once.

Although he was highly distinguished at the domestic level, Fourie du Preez is undoubtedly best known for his career with the Springboks. Between 2004 and 2015, he was capped by his country an impressive 76 times. During this period, he won the Rugby World Cup in 2007 and the Tri Nations (now The Rugby Championship) in 2004 and 2009.

Since retiring from the game in 2016, Fourie du Preez has started his own private equity company. He also works as a coaching consultant.