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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS! => The Sports Board! => Topic started by: Michael Alexander on January 28, 2010, 07:47:27 AM

Title: Ruben Kruger
Post by: Michael Alexander on January 28, 2010, 07:47:27 AM
Was sad to read this this morning, may have been a bull but he was a good player...

"Pretoria - Former Springbok and Bulls flank, Ruben Kruger, has died after battling cancer for a number of years. He was 39.

Ruben Jacobus Kruger was born March 30, 1970 in Vrede.

Kruger played for the Springboks between 1993 and 1999.

In 1995, he played in the Rugby World Cup. During this tournament, he made five starts, and scored one try, in the controversial semi-final against France in Durban.

Years later, he admitted that the try was not legitimate. He also played in the 1999 World Cup.

At club level, Ruben Kruger represented the Blue Bulls.

In 1995 Ruben Kruger was named South African Rugby Football Union's player of the year.

At the end of his rugby career, he became a camera salesman. He owns a Minolta franchise in Pretoria.

He was portrayed in Invictus, a film about Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Springboks, by Grant Roberts."