11 Aug 2011

Wallabies to target du Preez

9:07 am on 11 August 2011

The Wallabies will target influential Springbok halfback Fourie du Preez in this weekend's Tri Nations rugby Test in Durban.

Du Preez will line up for his first Test in 21 months after a shoulder injury wiped out his entire 2010 international season.

But the Wallabies certainly haven't forgotten how dangerous he can be with Austraila halfback Will Genia saying du Preez is the best halfback he's seen.

Springboks lock Victor Matfield says the difference du Preez makes can be seen in their results without him.

After romping to the Tri Nations title with five wins from six matches in 2009, including an unprecedented three straight against the All Blacks, the Springboks finished last with just one victory last year.