Cornell du Preez named in Scotland squad

Warriors back-row forward Cornell du Preez has been named in Scotland’s 35-man squad to prepare for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations match against Italy at Murrayfield.

Du Preez came off the bench for Warriors against London Irish at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday having been released from Scotland’s squad for their Six Nations defeat by Ireland at Murrayfield.

Du Preez has been capped nine times, most recently against Wales at Llanelli in the final match of the rescheduled 2020 Six Nations in October.

Wing Duhan van der Merwe, who will join Warriors from Edinburgh during the summer, has also been named in Scotland’s training squad for the Italy match.