One could sense Juandré Kruger was waiting for this moment for a long time.
After failing to secure any game time in Super Rugby in 2011, Kruger’s debut in this competition against the Sharks on Friday night was a memorable one and a sharp reminder of his talents.
The 26 year old lock played like a veteran at this level and excelled in all aspects of the game.
His line-out calls was spot-on, his defence in the tight phases even better and his play in the air, particularly from kick-offs, often resulted in spontaneous applause from the 46 000+ spectators.
Physical: 1.98 en 110kg
DOB: 06/09/1985, Cape Town
Provincial matches: 38 (6 WP, 32 Blue Bulls)
Super Rugby matches: 1 (2012 v Sharks)
Other: Heineken Cup and English Premiership for Northampton Saints (2009, 2010).
Favourite movie: Gladiator
Food: Fillet steak
Primary School: Eversdal
High School: Paul Roos Gymnasium