Doppies la Grange

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Doppies la Grange
Full nameGideon la Grange
Date of birth (1981-12-02) 2 December 1981 (age 37)
Place of birthSasolburg, South Africa
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight97 kg (15 st 4 lb; 214 lb)
SchoolPort Natal High School, Durban
UniversityRand Afrikaans University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Youth Career
2002 Golden Lions
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2012 Golden Lions 102 (135)
2003–2006 Cats 17 (5)
2007–2012 Lions 52 (20)
2012–2013 Benetton Treviso 9 (10)
2014 Griquas 6 (0)
2003–2014 Total 186 (170)
Correct as of 11 October 2014
Teams coached
Years Team
2015–present Limpopo Blue Bulls U21

Gideon "Doppies" la Grange (born 2 December 1981 in Sasolburg, South Africa) is a former South African rugby union footballer that played as a centre between 2003 and 2014.


Golden Lions / Lions / Cats[edit]

He spent the majority of his career at Johannesburg-based side the Golden Lions. Between 2003 and 2012, he made in excess of 100 appearances for the side in the domestic Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions. He also played for their affiliated Super Rugby team – called the Cats until 2006 and the Lions since 2007 – during the same period, making 69 appearances and scoring five tries.


He signed a two-year contract at Benetton Treviso prior to the 2012–13 Pro12 season.[1] However, in October 2013, after an injury-ridden spell at Benetton Treviso, he left the club, having made just nine appearances and scoring two tries.[2]


He returned to South Africa to join Griquas for a short spell during the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division. He made six appearances during the competition before retiring from the sport after their final match of the season against the Blue Bulls.


  1. ^ "Doppies quits Lions for Italy". Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Doppies La Grange lascia il Benetton Rugby" (in Italian). 23 October 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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