Cape Town - Sale Sharks have announced the signing of South African international Jean-Luc du Preez from Super Rugby side the Sharks on a loan deal.
Du Preez has signed a three-month deal as cover for the injured Tom Curry and will link up with his brother, Rob, this week.
He will be available for selection for Sale Sharks ahead of Round Eight of the Premiership.
The 23-year-old back-rower can play flanker or number eight and has
been capped 13 times by the Springboks along with representing the
Sharks over 60 times, winning the Currie Cup with the Durban side last month.
"Jean-Luc will arrive on Friday and will join the squad in
London before the Saracens fixture. He is part of the formidable Sharks
back-row in South Africa and can play in all back three positions," said Sale Sharks Director of Rugby, Steve
Diamond after commenting on the signing.
"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."