Werner Kruger rugby player
Werner Kruger rugby player

Werner Kruger

23rd Jan 1985 1.90m/120kg Tighthead Prop

Werner is a seasoned tight-head prop for the Scarlets and is a big reason why their tight five is so revered.

His set-piece is his major strength, earning him a call-up to the Springbok squad on a number of occasions.

Kruger played for the Springboks four times during the 2011-12 season.

More mobile than he seems, Kruger is an asset around the park and in the scrums.

After making 116 Super Rugby appearances, Kruger signed a three-year deal with PRO12 side, Scarlets in February 2016.

During his time with the Bulls, Kruger became the first player to play 100 Currie Cup and Super Rugby games for the Union.

He played in all but one of the Scarlets 24 games in the 2016-17 Pro12 winning season.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Kruger has had 15 Champions Cup appearances.

Having been at Llanelli since arriving from Super Rugby side the Bulls in 2016, Kruger signed a new deal with the Scarlets in April 2019.

After retirement in 2021, Kruger returned to South Africa and was approached by Bulls head coach Jake White, who convinced him to take up a role as a front-row consultant with the Pretoria-based side.


image (9) Bulls
Assistant Coach
2022 - present
sa South Africa
Loosehead Prop
2011 - 2014
bb Blue Bulls
Tighthead Prop
scarlets Scarlets
Tighthead Prop
2016 - 2023