Giant lock trains with Stormers

    2015-02-12 09:08

    Adnaan Mohamed - Die Son

    Cape Town - The Stormers have roped in the services of giant EP Kings lock forward Armand du Preez.

    Du Preez is the son of former Eastern Province junior Springbok lock Armand du Preez.

    Du Preez junior trained with the Stormers at the High Performance Centre in Bellville on Wednesday.

    Du Preez senior was regarded as arguably one of the toughest locks of his generation. He played 85 games for EP.

    At 2.05m,  Du Preez junior is probably the tallest lock forward in the Cape at the moment.

    Springbok lock Andries Bekker, son of former Bok lock Hennie Bekker, who is currently plying his trade in Japan, is 2.08m tall, with Eben Etzebeth listed as 2.03m

    The 21-year old Du Preez, who represented the SA Academy side, might still have a role to play at the Stormers. 

     The Stormers is currently experiencing a crisis in the lock position before the Super Rugby season has even started.

    The Cape franchise will be missing stalwarts like Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth and Argentinian lock Manuel Carizza when they kick off their Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday (19:10 kick-off).

    Promising lock forward Gerbrandt Grobler tested positive for a banned substance, and was subsequently suspended for two years.

    Last week former Lions lock, Chris van Zyl, brother of former WP captain Anton van Zyl, played for the Stormers in a pre-season friendly at the Cape Town Stadium.

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