Juandré Kruger

Juandré Kruger

One could sense Juandré Kruger was waiting for this moment for a long time.

After failing to secure any game time in Super Rugby in 2011, Kruger's debut in this competition against the Sharks on Friday night was a memorable one and a sharp reminder of his talents.

The 26 year old lock played like a veteran at this level and excelled in all aspects of the game.

His line-out calls was spot-on, his defence in the tight phases even better and his play in the air, particularly from kick-offs, often resulted in spontaneous applause from the 46 000+ spectators.

Bio:

Physical: 1.98 en 110kg

DOB: 06/09/1985, Cape Town

Provincial matches: 38 (6 WP, 32 Blue Bulls)

Super Rugby matches: 1 (2012 v Sharks)

Other: Heineken Cup and English Premiership for Northampton Saints (2009, 2010).

Favourite movie: Gladiator

Music: Alternative

Food: Fillet steak

Primary School: Eversdal

High School: Paul Roos Gymnasium