Du Preez impresses in Scotland victory

Warriors number eight Cornell du Preez won his eighth Scotland cap in the 48-7 win over Georgia at BT Murrayfield on Friday.

Du Preez was named as a replacement for the match but was on the pitch before half-time to win his second cap since he joined Warriors from Edinburgh after Matt Fagerson hobbled off in the 37th minute.

Du Preez thought that he had scored his first international try within three minutes of joining the action as he appeared to have smuggled his way over from a close range pick-and-drive attack.

But French referee Alexandre Ruiz ruled out the score following consultation with Italian TMO Marius Mitrea.

Du Preez played his full part in an eight try win for Scotland with a physical performance in attack and an equally impressive shift in defence.

Meanwhile there was disappointment for Warriors pair Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence after England’s match against the Barbarians on Sunday was cancelled by the RFU after 12 players from the invitational side were found to have breached COVID-19 protocols.

Hill and Lawrence had been retained in England’s squad by Head Coach Eddie Jones with centre Lawrence widely expected to make his first senior appearance for his country in the non-cap match.