Lionel Cronje
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Lionel Cronje

Lionel Cronjé
Lionel Cronje 2018a.jpg
Lionel Cronje in 2018
Date of birth (1989-05-25) 25 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthBloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Height1.84 m (6 ft  in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb; 14 st 7 lb)
SchoolQueen's College
UniversityUniversity of the Free State
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Centre / Fullback
Current team Toyota Verblitz
Youth career
2005-2007 Border Bulldogs
2008-2009 Free State Cheetahs
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 UFS Shimlas 3 (10)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Free State Cheetahs 0 (0)
2010-2011 Stormers 7 (32)
2010-2011 Western Province 21 (135)
2012 Blue Bulls 5 (0)
2013 Golden Lions XV 5 (19)
2013 Golden Lions 5 (0)
2014 Brumbies 10 (32)
2014-2015 16 (81)
2015 Sharks XV 2 (8)
2015 Sharks 7 (22)
2017 Southern Kings 14 (136)
2017-present Toyota Verblitz 28 (228)
Correct as of 2 February 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 South Africa Under-20 4 (29)
2017 South Africa 'A' 2 (4)
Correct as of 22 April 2018

Lionel Cronjé (born 25 May 1989) is a South African rugby union footballer, currently playing for Japanese Top League side Toyota Verblitz. He is a versatile back-line player who can operate as a fly-half or full-back.

Career

Cronjé previously played for the Stormers and Western Province before making the move north ahead of the 2012 Super Rugby season.[1] He could play only five matches for the Blue Bulls due to a chest injury suffered in February 2012.[2]

He joined the Lions for 2013[3] and the Brumbies for 2014.[4]

He returned to South Africa later in 2014, signing a two-year deal with Durban-based side the Sharks.[5] He was released by the Sharks in November 2015.[6]

He joined Japanese Top League side Toyota Verblitz for the 2017-18 season.[7]

References

  1. ^ http://www.supersport.com/rugby/currie-cup/news/110919/Blue_Bulls_sign_Cronj
  2. ^ Reporter, Staff. "Bulls without Cronjé for Super Rugby season". The M&G Online. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Bulls' Cronjé off to the Lions". Sport24. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Lionel Cronje to join Brumbies". Sport24. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Lionel Cronje may miss Gungahlin Eagles' John I Dent semi after signing with Coastal Sharks". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Training squad announcement" (Press release). Sharks. 19 November 2015. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Bulls' Jenkins off to Japan". SuperSport. 4 May 2017. Archived from the original on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.

External links

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