Stean Vorster - Captain of Marlow
Marlow Landbou captain Stean Vorster in better known to all in Marlow as Dexter. As he approaches the biggest game of the season and his life on Saturday, he will be hoping that he is remembered at Marlow for more than just his name.
Stephanus Pieter Vorster, called Stean and Dexter, was born in Aliwal North on 20 January 1987 and attended Colesburg Junior School. Since moving to Marlow, Dexter has excelled and apart from captaining the First XV, he is a school and hostel prefect.
Dexter started out in junior school as a scrumhalf and has gone via the centre to fullback. He describes himself as a very attacking player who loves to counterattack from anywhere on the field. Consequently he hates to kick. Contrary to what one might expect he is not a magnificent side-stepper and openly admits to more often running over the opposition than around them. He obviously does it quite well as he played for the EP Country Districts (Platteland) team this season.
Dexter is part of a very skilful and talented Marlow backline but Dexter admits that their success this season is mainly due to the fact that his pack have generally managed to go forward, giving them front-foot ball.
Dexter played in the interschools game last year, which was won convincingly (58-3) by Marlow. Interschools is a different type of game though for most teams and everyone knows that derbies can often throw up unexpected results. Dexter says this is even more the case against Cradock who have a knack of producing something out of the ordinary.
Dexter looks up to All Black icon Richie McCaw. Dexter admires the fact that McCaw plays with 100% determination and commitment every game and always leads from the front.
Dexter is off to the Technical College in Bloemfontein next year to study electrical engineering and hopes to continue his rugby career at one of the local clubs. Before then though, the man they call Dexter, will be hoping an electric performance at the back will spur his team onto a memorable inter-schools win come Saturday.
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