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Get to know your Griquas players – Stephan Smit


The DFA is giving the readers a little insight into what makes the young men who are representing Griquas this season tick. This week Danie van der Lith speaks to Stephan Smit.

Stephan Smit. Picture: Louis Botha

Stephan Smit


24 years old, born in Pretoria

plays at flank

Previous team: Tuks VC and Bulls Currie Cup

What sports do you enjoy apart from rugby: Cricket and Golf

Who was the one person that inspired you as a young player: I would say that there was a lot of people that motivated me and mentored me but I also believe that there was something about being good in rugby and playing the sport that motivated me

Your biggest rugby hero: Richie McCaw

Your biggest sporting hero outside of rugby? Shaun Pollock

Favourite book: Do It For A Day – Dr Mark Batterson

Favourite movie: Don’t really have a favourite, but I like watching movies – any comedy, action and animations

What type of music do you enjoy: Afrikaans and Country

Top three favourite songs: Theuns Jordaan – By Jou, Lee Brice – Soul, Blake Shelton – God’s Country

Droëwors? Biltong? Chillibites?: Biltong, Droëwors and Chillibites

Water – still or sparkling: Still

Do you have a pet: I love dogs, but at this stage I don’t have a pet

Favourite drill in the gym or at practice: Bench and shoulders

Least favourite exercise: Jumping Jacks

One day, after rugby … what are your plans: Hopefully my career will be successful and through this and with my Bcom degree I will build up resources to sustain my family for the future, other wise I will use my degree and go work

Is there a quote you think can motivate today’s youth: “I don’t believe in magic I believe in hard work” – Richie McCaw

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