PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Ruben Jacobus
SURNAME Kruger
HEIGHT 189 cm
WEIGHT 102 Kg
BIRTH DATE 30 March 1970
BIRTH PLACE Vrede
SECONDARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of the Free State
PLAYER WRITE-UP
The fact that Ruben Kruger was named the South African Rugby Player of the Year in 1995, the season in which the Springboks won the RWC, says a lot about the important role this tough loose forward played for the Boks. He scored a vital try in the RWC semi-final against France in a wet Durban and rattled his opponents with bone-shuddering tackles. Ruben Kruger sadly passed away in January 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

Positions: Flank (35) No 8 (1)
Provinces: Free State, Blue Bulls
Springbok number: 596
Test debut: 6 November 1993 vs Argentina in Buenos Aires aged 23
Last test: 4 November 1999 vs New Zealand in Cardiff aged 29
Total tests: 36
Tour matches: 20
Total Springbok matches: 56
Win ratio: 25-11-0
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year (1995); SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (1994 & 1996).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Flank
TRIES 10
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 50
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 36
TRIES 7
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 35
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
Australia 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
British Isles 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
England 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fiji 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Italy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 10 3 0 7 2 0 0 0 10
Romania 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
Wales 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Mr Price Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
Northern Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2000
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 1999
South Africa Winfield Tri-Nations - 1999
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 1999
Northern Bulls Winfield Super 12 - 1999
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 1998
Northern Bulls Winfield Super 12 - 1998
Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 1998
South Africa Winfield Tri Nations - 1997
South Africa Tonga to SA - 1997
South Africa British & Irish Lions Tour - 1997
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 1997
Blue Bulls Winfield Super 12 - 1997
South Africa SA to Arg, France & Wales - 1996
South Africa XV SA to Arg, France & Wales - 1996
South Africa NZ to South Africa - 1996
South Africa Winfield Tri Nations - 1996
South Africa Fiji to SA - 1996
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 1996
Northern Transvaal Winfield Super 12 - 1996
South Africa SA to Italy & Eng - 1995
South Africa Wales to SA - 1995
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 1995
South Africa Western Samoa to SA - 1995
South Africa SA to Wales & Scotland - 1994
South Africa SA to New Zealand - 1994
South Africa England to SA - 1994
South Africa SA to Argentina - 1993
South Africa SA to Australia - 1993
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