Ruaan du Preez
Ruaan Du Preez started his career with Boland in 2003 and gradually progressed from the junior ranks to the senior team in 2007. His senior performances impressed Western Province and they signed him in 2008 but a change of coach meant he quickly moved to Griqualand West later the same year. After two Currie Cup seasons with Griqualand West, he decided to sign for French club, Bourgoin at the same time as his Griqualand West front row partner, Albertus Buckle.
His first season at Bourgoin was not an easy season as he had to have surgery on his neck. He returned to play well in the last 10 games of French Top 14 Championship but Bourgoin got relegated but Du Preez played well enough to catch the eye of Grenoble and joined them for 2011/2012 season.
Date of Birth: 20/03/84
Position: Tighthead Prop
Currently contracted to:Grenoble
2013: Grenoble (Top 14)
2012: Grenoble (France Pro D2)
2011: Bourgoin (Top 14)
2010: Bourgoin (Top 14), Griquas (Vodacom Cup) (Currie Cup)
2009: Griquas (Vodacom Cup) (Currie Cup)
2008: Western Province (Vodacom Cup)
2007: Boland (Vodacom Cup), Western Province (Currie Cup) - injured
2006: Boland (Currie Cup) – 9 games
2005: Boland (Vodacom Cup) – 8 games, Boland (Currie Cup) – 8 games
2004: Boland u21
2003: Boland u21
References:Rassie Erasmus (Stormers Head Coach)
Rudy Joubert (Pukke Head Coach)
Hawies Fourie (Cheetahs ass.coach)
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