George Kruis rugby player
George Kruis rugby player

George Kruis

22nd Feb 1990 1.98m/123kg No 5 Lock

On This Day in 2019: South Africa dominate England to win the World Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three years ago today, South Africa claimed their third Rugby World Cup title defeating England 32-12 in the final.       Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe kicked England when they...

Japanese League target Marcus Smith after Rugby World Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Rugby League One chairman Genichi Tamatsuka has stated his intentions to attract more big names to League and he hopes Eddie Jones can assist him in doing so.     The likes of Damian...

Damian de Allende, Lood de Jager sign for Japanese club

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks Damian de Allende and Lood de Jager are off to Japan next season.   Japan Rugby League One side the Panasonic Wild Knights have confirmed that the...

"George you are very very lucky" - Nigel Owens discusses George Kruis' back heel conversion

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former test referee Nigel Owens says that George Kruis is lucky to have his backheeled conversion awarded.   Playing in his final professional match last Saturday, George Kruis slotted...

George Kruis slots cheeky back-heeled conversion against England

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

    A French-inspired Barbarians drubbed England with a seven-try showing at Twickenham to win 52-21 despite the dismissal of Will Skelton.   Playing in his final professional game as...

Japanese League One 2022 Dream Team: Kruis, Kerevi and McKenzie

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights beat Suntory Sungoliath 18-12 in the inaugural final of Japan Rugby League One at Tokyo’s National Stadium on Sunday.   Sunday’s victory was Deans’...

Top stats performers from the Japanese League One final

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Saitama Wild Knights snatched the 2022 Japanese League One title with an 18-12 victory over Tokyo Sungoliath in a hard-fought match at the Japan National Stadium.    Wallaby international...

Class of 2022: Retiring Players XV

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close which means several players will be bringing their careers to an end.   We take a look at these players in the form of XV.   1. Rhys...

Former All Black Ben Smith set to make his comeback from retirement

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black fullback Ben Smith will make his comeback from retirement this weekend for Japanese club Kobelco Kobe Steelers.     Smith brought his career to an end after the 2021 Top League...

England forward George Kruis announces retirement

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England lock George Kruis has today announced that after a successful 13-year career, he will be retiring from professional rugby.           View this post on Instagram       A...