Edinburgh’s Du Preez targets the scalp of Glasgow

Cornell Du Preez takes on the Leinster defence
Cornell Du Preez takes on the Leinster defence
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Man-of-the-match Cornell Du Preez savoured Edinburgh Rugby’s first try shut-out of the season, against Leinster, and insisted there was more to come – starting against Glasgow in the Boxing Day clash at Murrayfield.

Speaking after an 11-6 RaboDirect Pro 12 win that inflicted back-to-back defeats on Leinster for the first time in a year, flanker Du Preez said: “It just shows how much we’ve come on as a team recently.

“Winning is a habit, so long as we keep improving.”

Du Preez may have come off the back of a Southern Hemisphere campaign in September but he reckons it has been easy to adjust having previously worked under the current Edinburgh coaches who brought him over.

“It’s been really easy for me to settle in (and) the guys have been great but I knew all the systems before I arrived.

“But it’s not about me. We’ve got a good squad of guys all pushing each other for places. I just try to do my best every week.”

Home and away wins would see Edinburgh leapfrog Glasgow but Du Preez added: “I think they’ll be really tough games. If we win the battle up front it could decide it.”

Du Preez has scored four tries in ten outings for Edinburgh.