Vodacom Bulls lock Juandré Kruger cannot be blamed for the defeat suffered by his team on Saturday in Dunedin against the Highlanders. Kruger showed that he can compete with the best and certainly outplayed his All Blacks opponent on the, evening, Jarrad Hoeata, with ease.
He won numerous line-put balls from the opposition, played strongly in the tight phases and impressed with a number of telling tackles on defence. Based on performances like this, Kruger could be close to a national call-up.
Physical: 1.98 en 110kg
DOB: 06/09/1985, Cape Town
Provincial matches: 38 (6 WP, 32 Blue Bulls)
Super Rugby matches: 11 (2012 v Sharks)
Other: Heineken Cup and English Premiership for Northampton Saints (2009, 2010).
Favourite movie: Gladiator
Food: Fillet steak
Primary School: Eversdal
High School: Paul Roos Gymnasium