Ricardo Croy

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Ricardo Croy
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Full name Ricardo Croy
Date of birth (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb; 187 lb)
School Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Current team Boland Cavaliers
Youth Career
2004–2007 Western Province
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008 Maties 2 (5)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2008 Western Province 14 (56)
2008–2009 SWD Eagles 22 (193)
2010–2011 Pumas 27 (195)
2012–present Boland Cavaliers 24 (73)
Correct as of 30 September 2013
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005 South Africa Under-19 ()
2012 South African Barbarians (South) 1 (0)
2013 South Africa President's XV 1 (7)
Correct as of 17 June 2013

Ricardo Croy (born 7 December 1986) is a South African rugby union player, currently playing with the Boland Cavaliers.[1] His regular position is fly-half.

Career

Youth

He represented Western Province at the 2004 Under-18 Craven Week tournament. This led to his inclusion in the South Africa Under-19 squad for the Under 19 Rugby World Championship in 2005. Further appearances for Western Province followed at Under-19 level in 2005 and at Under-21 level at 2006 and 2007.

Senior career

Western Province

He made his debut for Western Province in the 2006 Vodacom Cup game against the Golden Lions.[2] Further appearances followed in the 2008 Vodacom Cup side, but he failed to break into the Currie Cup side.

SWD Eagles

He then joined George-based side the SWD Eagles during the 2008 Currie Cup First Division season, making four appearances. He was 5th top scorer in the 2009 Vodacom Cup, scoring 94 points.[3] A further 48 points in the 2009 Currie Cup First Division followed to help them finish second in the league, but they failed to win promotion, despite him accumulating the highest individual tally in the play-off games, scoring 23 points.[4]

Pumas

In 2010, he then moved to Premier Division side the Pumas, whom he regularly represented over the next two seasons.

Boland Cavaliers

He made the move back to the Western Cape in 2012, linking up with the Boland Cavaliers.

Representative rugby

In 2012, he was included in a South African Barbarians (South) team that faced England during the 2012 mid-year rugby test series.[5] The following year, he was included in a South Africa President's XV team that played in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup[6] and won the tournament after winning all three matches.[7]

References

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Ricardo Croy". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Vodacom Western Province 20-24 Lions". South African Rugby Union. 18 February 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2009 Vodacom Cup". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ "SA Rugby Top Scorers – 2009 Absa Currie Cup Promotion/Relegation". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  5. ^ "SA Barbarians teams named". Sport24. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  6. ^ "SA President's XV selected for IRB Tblisi Cup". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ "SA President's XV win Tbilisi Cup". IRB. 16 June 2013. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
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