Stephanus Christiaan (Stephan) Dippenaar (24) hails from Moreesburg in the Western Cape.
A product of the well-known Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch, Stephan started his rugby career with the Western Province Under16 side.
After representing South Africa at the 2007 IRB Under 19 World Championships (Belfast, Northern Ireland) he continued his rugby career further north with the Blue Bulls. He would go on to wear the Green & Gold one more time at the 2008 IRB Junior World Championship in Wales.
In October 2011, SARU negotiated with his then-employers the Vodacom Blue Bulls to be released from his contract (due to end 31 October 2012). Together with Bernado Botha and Mark Richards, Dippenaar then concluded a contract with the Springbok Sevens side for the next two seasons.
Stephan Dippenaar was today (31 January 2012) included in coach Paul Treu’s final 12-man tournament-lineup for the 2012 Hertz Sevens in Wellington, New Zealand.
Springbok 7s Media Day Shinanigans Back-right: Bernado Botha welcomes Stephan to the BlitzBokke (Pic: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)
* Full Name: Stephanus Christiaan * Surname: Dippenaar
* Height: 188 cm * Weight: 94 Kg
* Date of Birth: 03 January 1988 * Place of Birth: Moorreesburg
* Marital Status: Single
* Favourite Movie: Step Brothers * Favourite Food: Pizza,Steak
* Favourite Music: Rcok ? (Mike Jansen: I’m sure SARU means Rock!)
* Primary School: Dirkie Uys * Secondary School: Paul Roos Gymnasium
Position: Centre; Wing
Province: Blue Bulls
Luan Velthuizen lunges for Stephan Dippenaar (right), Blue Bulls v Pumas, Currie Cup, at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, South Africa, July 09, 2010 (Pic: ESPNScrum/Getty Images)
South Africa HSBC Sevens World Series New Zealand – 2012
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division – 2011
Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Compulsory friendlies – 2011
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby – 2011
Vodacom Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup – 2011
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division – 2010
Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies – 2010
Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup – 2010
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 – 2010
Blue Bulls ABSA Under 21 Competition – 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division – 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies – 2009
Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup – 2009
Bulls MTN test – 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls u21 ABSA Under 21 Competition – 2008
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div – 2008
South Africa IRB Junior World Championship – 2008
Vodacom Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup – 2008
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 – 2008
Vodacom WP U/19 ABSA Under 19 Competition – 2007
South Africa IRB Under 19 World Championship – 2007
Western Province U18 Academy Week – 2006
WP U16 Coca-Cola Grant Khomo Week – 2004
Stephan Dippenaar has been with the Blitzbokke for a while, but as he will be donning the Springbok Sevens’ Green & Gold for the first time this weekend, BlitzBokke.com would like to welcome Dippies to the Team.
Additional image: Lee Warren/Getty Images
Some YouTube footage of Stephan (Though I’m not sure why it’s muted)
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