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Praise for magical Du Preez

2013-11-11 13:30
Fourie du Preez (AFP)

Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Jean de Villiers lauded the impact Fourie du Preez had in their win over Wales in Cardiff over the weekend.

As it happened: Wales v SA

Du Preez again showed his tactical prowess when a moment of individual brilliance secured a 24-15 win for South Africa late in the second half.

The scrumhalf's chip over the top was gathered by centre Jaque Fourie, who threw with a game-breaking flick-pass to Du Preez who rounded off under the posts.

Meyer, in an interview with the SA Rugbymag website, said that moment clinched the game for the Springboks.

He also stated that experience and individual brilliance like that cannot be coached and that's why he brought the two veterans back in his side.

De Villiers said it was great to see some of the older players put their hands up and perform.

He described Du Preez as "one of the best" in world rugby when it comes to decision making.

The Boks next tackle Scotland at Murrayfield this Sunday (kick-off 17:00 SA time).


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