United Rugby Championship

Loftus legend Werner Kruger joins Bulls coaching ranks

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Werner Kruger. (Photo: Gallo Images)
Werner Kruger. (Photo: Gallo Images)

Former Blue Bulls prop Werner Kruger will return to Loftus in a new role of coaching consultant: front row, the Pretoria-based outfit announced on Tuesday.

"We are pleased to have been able to call on Werner Kruger as a consultant who will work with our front row, with immediate effect," said Bulls director of rugby, Jake White.

READ | Esterhuizen gets message from Springbok camp: 'Nienaber is saying I played well'

Kruger, a stalwart in Pretoria in the colours of the Bulls, called time on his 16-year career last year, after a stint with Welsh club, Scarlets.

"Werner was one of the most respected tight-head props, not only in South Africa, but overseas as well where he became a legend at Scarlets in Wales. He is somebody who knows the Bulls culture intimately and his expertise will be of great value to our group of props currently. 

"We look forward to seeing his influence and have no doubt that with his contribution we are bound to see an improvement from our front row, particularly the props."

Kruger’s playing career at the Vodacom Bulls began in 2003, spanning until his move to Wales in 2016, where he remained committed to Scarlets in Llanelli until last year.

The Bulls are in action in the Currie Cup and United Rugby Championship this week.

A trip to Cape Town for a midweek clash against Western Province (Wednesday, 20:00) in the Currie Cup will be followed by a home URC fixture against the Stormers on Saturday (17:05). 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Sat 16 Apr 22 18:35 PM (SAST)
Llanelli Scarlets
Dragons
Parc y Scarlets, TBC
SuperSport
Fri 22 Apr 22 16:30 PM (SAST)
Stormers
Glasgow Warriors
DHL Stadium, Cape Town
SuperSport
Fri 22 Apr 22 18:35 PM (SAST)
Ulster
Munster
Kingspan Stadium, TBC
SuperSport
Results
Sat 14 May 22
Benetton Rugby
Benetton Rugby 39
Zebre
Zebre 17
Fri 13 May 22
Dragons
Dragons 18
Cardiff Rugby
Cardiff Rugby 19
Sun 08 May 22
Ospreys
Ospreys 50
Dragons
Dragons 31
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
Team Logo
1. Leinster Rugby
17
12
62
Team Logo
2. Munster Rugby
17
11
56
Team Logo
3. Sharks
17
11
56
Team Logo
4. Stormers
17
11
56