Future Star – Stephan van der Bank

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NAME  :  Stephan van der Bank

DATE OF BIRTH  : 1999/01/27

SCHOOL  :  Nelspruit High School

LENGTH : 1.84m

WEIGHT : 94kg

POSITION : Fly half

ACHIEVEMENTS                                               

2011       -   Pumas o/12 Craven Week

2011       -   Lowveld Team agains Highveld Team

2012       -   Pumas o/13 Craven Week

2012       -   Pumas o/13  7’S

2015       -   Pumas o/16 Grand Khomo

2015       -   NHS Rhino’s   7’S

2016       -   NHS Rhino’s

It maybe is unfair to single one player out in the match between Nelspruit and EG Jansen in the 2016 TUKS semi finals played last weekend, 23 April 2016. Nelspruit played 15 man rugby and every player contributed to surprise everybody by beating EG Jansen. Stephan at fly half was however the boy who directed Nelspruit in attack and with his boot kept the heavy boys of EG Jansen turning around the whole game. How do we describe this boy? A complete fly half for sure, quick from the mark with a deceptive side step. His defense in his channel was tested frequently and he never missed. But BMT this boy possesses in abundance. His final kick to ensure victory will be remembered for a long time. What is the most impressive is that this boy is only 17 and already mr Cooooollll.

Keep your feet on the ground young man and many will follow your career with a lot of excitement. See you in Durban.