The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
The 22-year-old could qualify to play for Scotland, who finished third in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations, through residency just like Tim Visser but only if he stays for at least three years.
And while he is only focused on securing a starting role in the Edinburgh team, du Preez admits the chance to play international rugby certainly tipped the scales.
“Playing all over Europe against teams with all of the international players was one of the reasons, but that [playing for Scotland] was definitely one of the main reasons,” said Du Preez.
“At the moment I am just focused on playing for Edinburgh, but that was one of the main factors. I had an opportunity to stay in Super Rugby, go to the Force, or try something new.
“I wanted to try something new and play in this competition, and [there may be] the chance to play international rugby. Alan and Omar had a big influence on it as well. They made it a bit easier.”