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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 and the Stormers in Super Rugby, having previously played for Bordeaux in the French Top 14 and Western Province in the Currie Cup.

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
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 31 (10)
Correct as of 7 July 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 South Africa U20 5 (5)
2016–present South Africa 47 (5)
Correct as of 3 November 2019

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]

CareerEdit

Western Province and StormersEdit

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.

BordeauxEdit

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 rugbyEdit

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]

Kitshoff was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[5] South Africa went on to win the tournament, defeating England in the final.[6]

Springbok statisticsEdit

Test Match RecordEdit

As of 3 November 2019
Against P W D L Tri Pts %Won
  Argentina 7 5 0 2 0 0 71.43
  Australia 6 2 2 2 0 0 33.33
  Canada 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
  England 6 3 0 3 0 0 50
  France 5 5 0 0 0 0 100
  Ireland 2 1 0 1 0 0 50
  Italy 3 2 0 1 1 5 66.67
  Japan 2 2 0 0 0 0 100
  Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
  New Zealand 8 1 1 6 0 0 12.5
  Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 100
  Wales 5 1 0 4 0 0 20
Total 47 25 3 16 1 5 53.19

Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Pts = Points Scored

Super Rugby statisticsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  5. ^ "South Africa World Cup squad: Siya Kolisi wins fitness battle, Eben Etzebeth backed, Aphiwe Dyantyi dropped". Independent. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  6. ^ "England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time". BBC. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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