All you need to know about Jean Luc du Preez, the Sale Sharks player

All you need to know about Jean Luc du Preez, the Sale Sharks player

Lenah Ann
February 24, 2024 at 11:24 AM

Jean-Luc du Preez is one of the most talented South African rugby union players who plays for Sale Sharks in the English Premiership as a loose forward or lock. He is famous for his toughness, work rate, and athletic ability on the field. He made his Super Rugby debut for the Sharks in 2015 and quickly established himself as a valuable squad member representing his nation internationally.

The famous rugby player, Jean-Luc du Prezz poses with his wife and son
The famous rugby player, Jean-Luc du Prezz poses with his wife and son. Photo: @jeanlucdupreez (Modified by author)
Source: Getty Images

Table of Сontents:

Since he was raised in a rugby-oriented family, he debuted in the sport at an early age. With his brothers, they have been at the forefront of setting new standards in the rugby world. His efforts for his club and nation demonstrate his passion and commitment to the sport. Here is everything you need to know about the renowned Springbok rugby player.

Jean-Luc du Preez's profile summary

Full name

Jean-Luc du Preez

Date of birth

5 August 1995


28 (as of February 2024)

Place of birth

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


South African




6 feet 4.5 inches or 194 centimetres


249 pounds or 113 kilograms

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour



Robert (father)


Robert and Dan-Luc

Relationship status





Huxley (daughter)


Durban Preparatory High School, Kearsney College, Botha's Hill, Sharks Academy


Professional rugby player


Loose forward, lock

Current team

Sale Sharks

Net worth

$1 million - $5 million

Social media presence

Instagram, X (Twitter)

Jean-Luc du Preez's biography

The Springbok rugby player Jean-Luc du Preez (age 28 as of February 2024) was born on 5 August 1995 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, to his mother and father, Robert, a retired Sharks coach and South Africa player. Details regarding his mother are still unknown.

Jean-Luc du Preez's brothers

The renowned legend was raised alongside his two brothers, Robert Jr and Dan-Luc, who are also professional rugby players. Due to their rugby-oriented family, they ventured into the sport early. His brothers are:

Robert du Preez Jr

Robert was born on 23 May 1993 in Durban, South Africa, and is the eldest of the du Preez brothers. Like his brothers, he is also a rugby player who has played for the Super Rugby Stormers and Sharks as an inside centre or fly-half.

Daniel du Preez

Jean-Luc du Preez passes the ball during a training session at Carrington Training Ground
Top 5 facts about Jean-Luc du Preez. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images (Modified by author)
Source: Original

Daniel is Jean-Luc's twin brother. Like his twin, he plays as a loose forward for the South African national team and the Sale Sharks in the English Premiership. As of February 2024, he is 28 years old.

Jean-Luc du Preez's wife and kid

According to his Instagram page, the renowned South African legend is married to Shellen, and they have a daughter named Huxley.

Jean-Luc du Preez's career

Jean-Luc du Preez's rugby career began when he was selected to participate in the 2008 Under-13 Craven Week competition. With his performance, he was included in the Under-20 squad and participated in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.

On 21 March 2015, the famed star made his professional debut in the province's first-class competition when he started the Sharks XV's 53-0 win against the Border Bulldogs in the Vodacom Cup opener.

After signing a 3-year contract with the Sharks in 2016, he was included in the Springbok Touring squad and thus made his international debut on 26 November 2016 in a match against Wales.

During the Rugby Championship, he was a frequent starter for the Springboks. Jean-Luc du Preez's injury during the Currie Cup Final made him miss the Springboks' end-of-year touring party and 13 test caps during the Rugby Championship.

Jean-Luc du Preez looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match
Jean-Luc du Preez looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on 30 December 2023 in Northampton, England. Photo: David Rogers
Source: Getty Images

In July 2019, his brother Dan left the Durban-based team and signed a contract with the Sales Shark. In June 2021, he was included in the 46-man squad for the British and Irish Lions Tour. He later assisted the Sharks in winning the Currie Cup.

Jean-Luc du Preez, all rugby stats

According to All.Rugby, in the 2023/24 season, the renowned loose forward has made 9 appearances in all competitions: 8 for his club and 1 for his nation. He has an average of 0.3 tries and 1.7 points per game in all competitions since the season began.

In all competitions, he has made 172 appearances: 158 for his club and 14 for his country, and he has had 97 wins, 6 draws, and 69 losses in his entire career.

Jean-Luc du Preez's team

The Springbok star has played for various clubs in his career, and as of February 2024, he is playing for the Sale Sharks. Jean-Luc du Preez's position at the club has proven vital as he has helped the team bag numerous awards. After signing with the Sale Sharks until the 2025/26 season, he said,

I am delighted that I will be staying with Sale, and I am really excited to see what we can produce as a group. My brothers and I came over in 2019 wanting to win something, and we have struggled over the last few seasons by Sale's standards.
However, I feel there is a renewed energy in the club, and I think this might just be the year where we surprise a lot of people.
Jean-Luc du Preez reacts during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Gloucester Rugby
Jean-Luc du Preez reacts during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Gloucester Rugby at Kingsholm Stadium on 22 April 2023 in Gloucester, England. Photo: Dan Istitene
Source: Getty Images

Jean-Luc du Preez's net worth

The renowned South African star has amassed quite a fortune in his successful sporting career. According to various online sources such as BuzzLearn, he has an alleged net worth of between $1 million and $5 million as of February 2024.

Frequently asked questions

Over the years, Jean-Luc du Preez's stats proved his athletic skills to thrive in the loose forward and lock positions. His career path combines natural skills, unwavering hard work, and passion for the game. Here are the frequently asked questions about him.

Is Jean-Luc du Preez on Instagram?

The South African national is a famous celebrity icon across social media platforms. As of February 2024, he has garnered over 21.5k followers on Instagram and over 700 on X (Twitter).

How tall is Jean-Luc du Preez?

The famous Springbok rugby player is 6 feet 4.5 inches or 194 centimetres tall and weighs 249 pounds or 113 kilograms. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Who are the twin brothers in the Sharks?

Jean-Luc du Preez looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Leicester Tigers
Jean-Luc looks on during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Leicester Tigers at Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium on 8 October 2022 in Leicester, England. Photo: David Rogers
Source: Getty Images

The twin brothers who play for the Sharks are Jean-Luc and Daniel du Preez. They are both skilled loose forwards well-known for their toughness and ability on the rugby pitch. They also make significant contributions to the team's performance.

What is Jean-Luc du Preez's nationality and ethnicity?

The renowned rugby loose forward is a South African national of a white ethnic background. He was born and raised in the country.

Final word

With his performance on the rugby pitch, Jean-Luc du Preez has bagged numerous awards and achievements. Throughout his career, he has showcased remarkable skills, versatility, and determination, which have earned him praise from fans, teammates, and coaches alike.

READ ALSO: Arsenal player salaries: Is Saka the highest-paid Gunner at the moment?

Sports Brief compiled an article detailing Arsenal players' salaries and if Saka is the highest-paid Gunner at the moment. Mikel Arteta has done an excellent job transforming Arsenal to a level capable of being at the top of the English Premier League table.

The legendary coach has produced formidable players such as Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Gabriel Jesus. Arsenal players' salaries motivate their performance, discipline, coordination, and good managerial skills. Click on the link above to learn more.

Lenah Ann photo
Lenah Ann
Lenah Ann is a Kenyan-based content creator with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication from Dedan Kimathi, Kenya in 2021.
South African Rugby Union (SARU)Rugby World Cup