Lionel Cronjé, born on 25 May 1989, is a versatile South African rugby union player currently associated with The Sharks in the Carling Currie Cup. He is known for his ability to play at fly-half or full-back positions.
Cronjé received his education at Queens College before joining the Cheetahs straight out of school. In 2009, he had the opportunity to represent the South African U20s and the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup.
The following year, Cronjé moved to Cape Town, where he made his Super Rugby debut for the Stormers and played for Western Province in the Currie Cup. His time in the Cape lasted until 2012 when he transferred to the Bulls. In 2013, he made a move to the Lions.
In 2014, Cronjé briefly played for the Brumbies, making three appearances for the Canberra-based team. However, he returned to South Africa later that year and joined the Sharks for the Currie Cup, signing a two-year contract.
Cronjé's performances caught the attention of the Sharks Super Rugby squad, and he was called up to join the team in 2015. He featured in seven matches throughout the competition. However, in November of that year, he was released from his contract with the Sharks.
In preparation for the 2017 Super Rugby competition, Cronjé was included in the Southern Kings squad. His talents and contributions led to his signing with the Japanese side Toyota Verblitz in June 2017, where he continued his rugby career.
|2015 - present
|2010 - 2012
|2014 - 2014
|2013 - 2014
|2017 - 2017
|South Africa A
|2017 - 2020
|2017 - 2022
|2018 - 2023