Du Preez joins brother at Sale

Jean-Luc du Preez has linked up with his brother Rob by joining Premiership side Sale Sharks on a three-month deal.

Sale were in need of cover in the back row after Tom Curry suffered an ankle injury and they have acquired the versatile Jean-Luc du Preez from Super Rugby side the Sharks.

Sale's new signing has appeared in 13 internationals for the Springboks and has represented Sharks over 60 times.

"He is part of the formidable Sharks back row in South Africa and can play in all back three positions," said Sale's director of rugby Steve Diamond.

"He is 6ft4 and 18 stone, so a powerful athletic lad, and he will fit in well with the culture here at Sale and add to the winning mentality we are creating as we gain momentum this year."