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Ruben Jacobus Kruger, born 30 March 1970 in
Africa), is a former South African rugby union player. He played as a flanker
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
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.
|Date of Birth, 30 March 1970
|Height, 1.88m (6.16 Feet)
|Weight, 101kg (223lb)
He played his first test match for the Springboks on 6
against Argentina (won