Steven Kitshoff

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Steven Kitshoff
Date of birth (1992-02-10) 10 February 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthSomerset West, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight120 kg (18 st 13 lb; 265 lb)
SchoolPaul Roos Gymnasium
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Current team Stormers / Western Province
Youth Career
2005–2012 Western Province
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2015 Western Province 39 (5)
2011–2015 Stormers 60 (0)
2015–2017 Bordeaux 34 (10)
2017–present Stormers 18 (10)
Correct as of 13 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa U20 5 (5)
2016–present South Africa 36 (5)
Correct as of 17 November 2018

Steven Kitshoff (born (1992-02-10)10 February 1992) is a South African rugby union rugby player. His playing position is loosehead prop. He represents the South Africa national team, the Stormers in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup, having previously played for Bordeaux in the French Top 14 and Western Province in the Currie Cup.

Kitshoff was a member of the South Africa Under 20 team that won the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship.[1] In addition, Kitshoff was part of the Western Province team that won the 2012 Currie Cup.

Kitshoff attended Hendrik Louw Primary School and Paul Roos Gymnasium.[2]

Career[edit]

Western Province and Stormers[edit]

Kitshoff first broke through during the 2011 season, making 5 substitute appearances for the Stormers and then 5 Currie Cup appearances for Western Province while still only a teenager. He became more of a regular during 2012, nailing down the number 1 jersey for both the Stormers and Western Province and also winning the Currie Cup title with Province in an impressive win over the Sharks in Durban. His 2013 Super Rugby campaign was solid and he carried that form into the Currie Cup later in the year where he was an ever-present as Province reached a second consecutive Currie Cup final this time going down at home to the Sharks. 2014 was a year of frustration as he succumbed to a season-ending injury towards the back-end of the Super Rugby season and this ruled him out of Western Province's successful Currie Cup campaign in which they lifted the title for the second time in three years with a narrow win over the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Bordeaux[edit]

In February 2015, it was revealed that Kitshoff would join French Top 14 side Bordeaux at the conclusion of the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division season.[3]

International rugby[edit]

On 28 May 2016, Kitshoff was included in a 31-man South Africa squad for their three-test match series against a touring Ireland team.[4]

Super Rugby statistics[edit]

As of 21 June 2015
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2011 Stormers 5 0 5 126 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Stormers 15 15 0 1145 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 Stormers 15 15 0 1158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Stormers 10 10 0 671 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Stormers 15 15 0 987 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 60 55 5 4087 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goosen, Kitshoff, Du Toit nucleus of powerful SA U20 JWC squad". South African Rugby Union. 25 April 2012. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.clubnewlands.co.za/News/WP-News/DHl-WP--GET-TO-KNOW-YOUR-TEAM-----Steven-Kitshoff.aspx
  3. ^ "Steven Kitshoff ook op pad na Frankryk" (in Afrikaans). Netwerk24. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Squad of 31 ushers in new era of Springbok rugby". South African Rugby Union. 28 May 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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