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Ruben Jacobus Kruger, born 30 March 1970 in Vrede (South Africa), is a former South African rugby union player. He played as a flanker (1m87-102kg).

Ruben Kruger played for the South Africa national rugby union team between 1993 and 1999. In 1995, he played in the Rugby World Cup. During this tournament, he made 5 starts, and scored 1 try, in the controversial semi-final against the France national rugby union team. Years later, he admitted that the try was not legitimate. He also played in the 1999 World Cup.

At club level, Ruben Kruger represented his South African province in the Currie Cup for the Blue Bulls (former team of Northern Transvaal).

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.

Ruben Kruger
Date of Birth, 30 March 1970
Height, 1.88m (6.16 Feet)
Weight, 101kg (223lb)

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Springboks

He played his first test match for the Springboks on 6 November 1993 against Argentina (won 29-26).

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