Stephan Dippenaar

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Stephan Dippenaar
Birth name Stephanus Christiaan Dippenaar
Date of birth (1988-01-03) 3 January 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Moorreesburg, South Africa
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb; 14 st 11 lb)
School Paul Roos Gymnasium
Rugby union career
Position(s) Outside-Centre / Winger
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2011 Blue Bulls 32 (30)
Correct as of 28 March 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2011 Bulls 21 (5)
Correct as of 28 March 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008
2012–present
South Africa Under-20
South Africa Sevens
2 (5)
Correct as of 28 March 2015

Stephanus Christiaan Dippenaar (born 3 January 1988) is a South African rugby union footballer. He currently represents the South Africa national sevens team in the IRB Sevens World Series.[1] Between 2008 and 2011 he played for the Bulls in Super Rugby and the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup.

Dippenaar represented South Africa's under-19 team at the 2007 Under 19 Rugby World Championship in Ireland. In 2008, he played for South Africa's under-20 team at the Junior World Championship in Wales.[2] He made his international sevens debut for the South African sevens team in 2012 at the Wellington Sevens.[3][4]

In 2013, he was included in the squad for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.[5] Dippenaar was injured at the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens and was replaced by Ruhan Nel.[6][7] He had just recovered from an injury he sustained at the Gold Coast Sevens at the beginning of the series.[8]

On 17 October 2017, Dippenaar announced his retirement from rugby on Twitter.

References

  1. ^ http://www.sportscentral.co.za/dippenaar-to-make-bok-7s-debut/14805/
  2. ^ "Profile: Stephan Dippenaar". RUGBY NEWS. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Dippenaar to debut for Blitzbokke". SABC. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Dippenaar to make Bok Sevens debut in Wellington". SARU. 31 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Kyle Brown back to command Springbok Sevens for Mission Moscow". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Nel answers Blitzboks call". sarugbymag.co.za. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  7. ^ "SA Sevens lose Dippenaar to injury". planetrugby.co.uk. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Dippenaar, Geduld back for Far East". sport24.co.za. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Stephan Dippenaar". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  • Stephan Dippenaar at ItsRugby.co.uk


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