Player of the Week – Werner Kruger
02 July 2012

In a performance dominated by powerful ball carries, Werner Kruger certainly pulled no punches in his return to Super Rugby. The hard working tight head prop works tirelessly in the scrums, giving the Vodacom Bulls a righty shoulder whenever needed, cleaned out rucks all evening and provided excellent support in the line-outs and general play. He also made some wonderful tackles, knocking back the Cheetahs opponents.

In fact, all Kruger still had to do was to score a try, something he did in the 55th minute. This came after great support play by the prop close to the line. It was his second for the season against the Cheetahs, after he also scored against them in Bloemfontein early in March. He also scored against the Waratahs earlier in the season.

Personal details:
Physical: 189 & 118
DOB: 23 January 1985, Bloemfontein
Film: The Hangover
Music: Hillsong
Food: Roast Chicken & Veg
Primary School: Kruinsig Primary
High School: Jeugland High School
Springbok number: 828
Test debut: 23 July 2011 vs Australia in Sydney aged 26
Last test: 23 June 2012 vs England in Port Elizabeth aged 27
Total tests: 4
Tour matches: 1
Total Springbok matches: 5
Win ratio: 1-2-1
Provincial Debut 2007
Provincial Caps 68
Provincial Points 25
Super Rugby Debut 2008 v Stormers
Super Rugby Caps 72
Super Rugby Points 30
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