Alexander Pipa

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Alexander Pipa
Birth name Alexander Pipa
Date of birth (1983-06-12) 12 June 1983 (age 35)
Place of birth Heidelberg, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Occupation(s) Banker
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- 2011 Germany TSV Handschuhsheim ()
Correct as of 5 March 2010
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 21 March 2010
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps

Alexander Pipa (born 12 June 1983 in Heidelberg)[1] is a retired German international rugby union player, playing for the TSV Handschuhsheim in the Rugby-Bundesliga and the German national rugby union team.

He has been playing rugby since 1996.[2]

Pipa has also played for the Germany's 7's side in the past, like at the 2008 and 2009 Hannover Sevens [3] and the 2009 London Sevens.[4] He was also part of the German Sevens side at the World Games 2005 in Duisburg,[5] where Germany finished 8th.[6]

In the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, Pipa was the top try scorer in the Bundesliga with 22 tries in each season. After the 2010-11 season, Pipa retired from the sport to concentrate on his private life and his job career.[7]

Honours

Club

National team

Personal

  • Rugby-Bundesliga
    • Top try scorer: 2008-09, 2009–10

Stats

Alexander Pipa's personal statistics in club and international rugby:[2]

Club

Year Club Division Games Tries Con Pen DG Place
2008-09 TSV Handschuhsheim Rugby-Bundesliga 13 22 0 0 0 6th
2009-10 18 22 0 0 0 4th — Semi-finals
2010-11 15 12 0 0 0 3rd — Semi-finals
  • As of 21 August 2011

National team

European Nations Cup

Year Team Competition Games Points Place
2006-2008 Germany European Nations Cup Second Division 2 0 Champions
2008-2010 Germany European Nations Cup First Division 3 0 6th — Relegated

Friendlies & other competitions

Year Team Competition Games Points
2007 Germany Friendly 1 5
2009 1 5
  • As of 21 March 2010

References

  1. ^ Alexander Pipa profile at scrum.com accessed: March 2010
  2. ^ a b Alexander Pipa profile at totalrugby.de (in German) accessed: March 2010
  3. ^ Germany roster 2008 Hannover Sevens (in German) Hannover Sevens website, accessed: 2 March 2010
  4. ^ Germany ready to take on world's best[permanent dead link] IRB website, published: 20 May 2009, accessed: 2 March 2010
  5. ^ Alexander Pipa at the Worldgames 2005 website, accessed: 5 March 2010
  6. ^ Rugby: Fiji assure gold medal in final seconds World Games website, accessed: 27 January 2009
  7. ^ TotalRugby Wechselbörse 2011/2012 (in German) totalrugby.de, accessed: 21 August 2011

External links

  • Alexander Pipa at scrum.com
  • (in German) Alexander Pipa at totalrugby.de
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