South African lock to join Glasgow Warriors ahead of 2022/23 season

JP du Preez will join Glasgow Warriors from Sale Sharks
JP du Preez will join Glasgow Warriors from Sale Sharks

Glasgow Warriors have announced the signing of South African second rower JP du Preez ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The 27-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Emirates Lions in 2015 and made a switch to Cheetahs in 2018 making 31 appearances for them.

The 6’10” lock made a switch to Gallagher Premiership club in 2010 and has featured in 18 games for the Gallagher Premiership club since then.

“I’m really excited to be joining Glasgow Warriors,” said du Preez to the club's official website.

“Glasgow play a style of rugby that I like to play – running rugby with a hard and physical edge.

“I like to think I’ll complement their style of play and I believe I bring strong lineout presence and a physicality in both attack and defence.

“I’ve played against Warriors in the past and they’re a very tough side to compete against, especially in Glasgow in front of their home fans.

“I can’t wait to be a part of the team.”

Glasgow Warriors are in the seventh place in the United Rugby Championship and will lock horns with Scarlets in the next round on Saturday.