Juandre Kruger rugby player
Juandre Kruger rugby player

Juandre Kruger

6th Sep 1985 1.97m/107kg No 4 Lock

Having spent some time as a young player with Northampton Saints, Kruger returned to Pretoria where he took the Bulls’ No.5 jersey from the retired Victor Matfield and has hardly put a foot wrong since. Although relatively inexperienced at Test level he has shown maturity beyond his years and has the responsibility of calling the Springbok line-outs.

Kruger made his test debut against England in November 2012. Kruger moved to France in 2012 and joined Paris-based club Racing 92 in the Top 14. He spent 3 years at the club scoring 3 tries in his 42 appearances before Toulon offered him a deal ahead of the 2016/17 season. He opted to join to Toulon and helped the side to a semi-final spot in his first season.

In May 2017, Toulon announced that Kruger had extended his contract at the club by one season with the option of an addition year there after.

Juandre has seen a lot of game time during the 2016/17 season, lining out 23 times in the TOP 14 & three games in the Champions Cup.

In July 2019, the Super Rugby-winning lock confirmed he will be leaving Toulon to return to the Bulls in December ahead of the 2020 season.





Career

image Bulls
No 4 Lock
2012 - present
Paul Roos logo Paul Roos Gymnasium
No 5 Lock
nh-saints Northampton Saints
No 4 Lock
2008 - 2010
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
No 5 Lock
2014 - 2014
sa South Africa
No 4 Lock
2012 - 2014
ultimateRugby World XV
No 5 Lock
2014 - 2015
bb Blue Bulls
No 4 Lock
logo_racing2 Racing 92
No 4 Lock
2013 - 2016
toulon_rugby_logo RC Toulon
No 4 Lock
2016 - 2019