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Stephan de Wit’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroSouth african rugby player
Is Athlete
Rugby union player
From South Africa
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth

1 January 1992, Vereeniging, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Sedibeng District Municipality, Gauteng

Age29 years

Allen Stephan de Wit (born (1992-01-01)1 January 1992 in Vereeniging) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with Western Province in domestic South African rugby and with the Stormers in the Super Rugby. His regular position is flanker.

Career

Youth and Varsity rugby

De Wit appeared for the Falcons at several youth tournaments, including the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week in 2008 and the Under-18 Craven Week tournament in both 2009 and 2010.

He then moved to Johannesburg-based side the Golden Lions in 2011, where he participated in the 2011 Under-19 Provincial Championship tournament. He also represented them at Under-21 level in 2012 and 2013.

He also made two appearance for UJ in the 2013 Varsity Cup, against the Maties in Stellenbosch and a home match against NWU Pukke.

Senior career

Golden Lions / Lions

His senior debut came for the Golden Lions in the 2012 Vodacom Cup competition, coming on as a second-half substitute in the Golden Lions’ 23–16 loss to the Leopards in Potchefstroom. Six more Vodacom Cup appearances followed in the same season.

De Wit played no first class rugby in 2013, but did score eight tries in 13 appearances during the 2013 Under-21 Provincial Championship competition, including a hat-trick against the Leopards U21 side and a brace against the Border U21 side.

He returned to first team action in 2014, being included in the squad for the 2014 Vodacom Cup competition. After one appearance against former side the Falcons, an injury to Warwick Tecklenburg led to De Wit’s inclusion on the bench for their 2014 Super Rugby match against the Reds, with De Wit appearing in the 62nd minute for his Super Rugby debut.

De Wit was included in the Lions’ squad for the 2015 Super Rugby season, but failed to make any appearances in the competition. However, he featured in all twelve of the Golden Lions’ matches in the 2015 Currie Cup Premier Division, scoring two tries as he helped the Lions to winning all ten of their matches during the regular season, their 44–33 win over the Free State Cheetahs in the semi-final and their 32–24 win over Western Province in the final to win the title for the eleventh time in their history.

Stormers / Western Province

At the start of 2017, De Wit moved to Cape Town, where he joined the Stormers Super Rugby team and the Western Province Currie Cup team. However, less than a week after being unveiled as a player, De Wit broke his ankle during a training session to rule him out for an extended period of time.