Sale Sharks have signed South Africa du Preez from Super Rugby side Sharks.

The 23-year-old back row joins the Premiership side as pay Tom Curry who’s out with a foot injury.

The deal will see his brother Rob is joined by du Preez as well as fellow Springbok Faf de Klerk.

“Jean-Luc is part of the formidable Sharks back row in South Africa and can play in all back three positions.

“He’s six foot four and 18 stone, so a powerful athletic lad and he’ll fit in nicely with the culture here at Sale and increase the winning mindset we are producing as we gain momentum this year.”