Fourie du Preez (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - NINE things you may not know about new Springbok captain Fourie du Preez.
1. He's the nephew of Springbok great Frik du Preez
2. His father played No 8 for the Bulls.
3. Was named SA Rugby Player of the Year in 2006 and 2009.
4. Will be the 56th player to captain the Springboks.
5. Won a World Cup (2007), two Rugby Championships (2004, 2009), three Currie Cups (2003, 2004, 2009) and three Super Rugby titles (2007, 2009, 2010).
6. Made his Test debut against Ireland in Bloemfontein in 2004.
7. Was born in Pretoria on March 24, 1982.
8. Matriculated from Affies.
9. The Springboks have won 71.52% of matches Fourie du Preez has played in.