Werner Kruger

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Werner Kruger
Date of birth (1985-01-23) 23 January 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Kempton Park, South Africa
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 117 kg (18 st 6 lb; 258 lb)
School Jeugland Hoërskool
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Scarlets
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2015 Blue Bulls 134 (35)
2007 Blue Bulls XV 1 (0)
2008–2016 Bulls 120 (40)
2016–present Scarlets 53 (20)
Correct as of 31 March 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2006 South Africa Under-21 6 (0)
2009 Emerging Springboks 1 (0)
2010 South Africa (tour) 1 (0)
2011–2012 South Africa (test) 4 (0)
Correct as of 13 June 2015

Werner Kruger (born 23 January 1985 in Kempton Park, South Africa) is a rugby union player who plays at prop. He plays for Scarlets in the Pro14, having spent the bulk of his career at Super Rugby side the Bulls, where he made his debut during the 2008 season. Kruger was part of the Bulls team that won both the 2009 and 2010 Super 14 finals. He played for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and has represented South Africa at under 21 level. He won the Pro12 with the Scarlets in the 2016/2017 season against Munster Rugby. [1]

Kruger recently[when?] signed a contract extension that will keep him at the Bulls until the end of the 2013 Currie Cup season.[needs update]

In August 2015, Kruger became the first player to have played in 100 Super Rugby matches for the Bulls, as well as 100 Currie Cup matches for the Blue Bulls.[2]

Kruger signed a contract to join Welsh Pro12 side Scarlets on a three-year deal prior to the 2016–2017 season.[3] Kruger played in the Dublin final vs Munster, the Scarlets won to be crowned 2016–17 Pro12 champions.

References

  1. ^ "Werner Kruger". Vodacom Bulls. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  2. ^ "Werner Kruger to claim unique double". Blue Bulls. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Scarlets bolster pack with international tighthead" (Press release). Scarlets. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.

External links

  • Bulls profile
  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Werner Kruger". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  • itsrugby.co.uk profile
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