Shoulder op for Du Preez

AFTER playing with a shoulder injury for the best part of a year, Blue Bulls and Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez has opted for an operation that will sideline him for at least six months.

AFTER playing with a shoulder injury for the best part of a year, Blue Bulls and Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez has opted for an operation that will sideline him for at least six months.

Du Preez consulted a specialist on Wednesday and was told to have the operation now rather than later and hopefully prolong his international career and enable him to have a shot at next year's rugby World Cup.

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