Jacques Cronjé
Full names: Jacques
Date of birth: 4 Aug 1982
Place of birth: Klerksdorp
School: HTS John Vorster
Springbok no: 758
Debut test province: Blue Bulls
Physical: 1.94m, 112kg
Current age: 41

Test summary: Tests: 32 Tries: 4
First Test: 12 Jun 2004 Age:21 Eighthman against Ireland at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Last Test: 15 Aug 2007 Age:25 Eighthman against Namibia at Newlands, Cape Town
Test history:
12 Jun 200421EighthmanIrelandWin: 31-17 Free State Stadium, BloemfonteinBlue Bulls
19 Jun 200421EighthmanIrelandWin: 26-17 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
26 Jun 200421EighthmanWalesWin: 53-18 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
17 Jul 200421EighthmanPacific IslandsWin: 38-241 tryCentral Coast Stadium, GosfordBlue Bulls
24 Jul 200421EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 21-231 tryLancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchBlue Bulls
31 Jul 200421EighthmanAustraliaLose: 26-30 Subiaco Oval, PerthBlue Bulls
14 Aug 200422ReserveNew ZealandWin: 40-26 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
21 Aug 200422ReserveAustraliaWin: 23-19 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
27 Nov 200422ReserveScotlandWin: 45-10 Murrayfield, EdinburghBlue Bulls
04 Dec 200422EighthmanArgentinaWin: 39-71 tryVelez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresBlue Bulls
11 Jun 200522EighthmanUruguayWin: 134-31 tryBasil Kenyon Stadium, East LondonBlue Bulls
18 Jun 200522EighthmanFranceDraw: 30-30 Kingspark, DurbanBlue Bulls
25 Jun 200522EighthmanFranceWin: 27-13 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
09 Jul 200522EighthmanAustraliaLose: 12-30 Stadium Australia, SydneyBlue Bulls
30 Jul 200522EighthmanAustraliaWin: 22-16 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
06 Aug 200523ReserveNew ZealandWin: 22-16 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
27 Aug 200523ReserveNew ZealandLose: 27-31 Carisbrook, DunedinBlue Bulls
05 Nov 200523EighthmanArgentinaWin: 34-23 Velez Sarsfield Stadium, Buenos AiresBlue Bulls
19 Nov 200523EighthmanWalesWin: 33-16 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), CardiffBlue Bulls
26 Nov 200523EighthmanFranceLose: 20-26 Stade de France, ParisBlue Bulls
17 Jun 200623ReserveScotlandWin: 29-15 Boet Erasmus, Port ElizabethBlue Bulls
24 Jun 200623ReserveFranceLose: 26-36 Newlands, Cape TownBlue Bulls
15 Jul 200623ReserveAustraliaLose: 0-49 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), BrisbaneBlue Bulls
22 Jul 200623EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 17-35 WestPac Stadium, WellingtonBlue Bulls
05 Aug 200624EighthmanAustraliaLose: 18-20 Stadium Australia, SydneyBlue Bulls
26 Aug 200624EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 26-45 Loftus Versfeld, PretoriaBlue Bulls
09 Sep 200624ReserveAustraliaWin: 24-16 Ellispark, JohannesburgBlue Bulls
11 Nov 200624ReserveIrelandLose: 15-32 Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), DublinBlue Bulls
18 Nov 200624EighthmanEnglandLose: 21-23 Twickenham, LondonBlue Bulls
07 Jul 200724ReserveAustraliaLose: 17-25 Stadium Australia, SydneyLions
14 Jul 200724EighthmanNew ZealandLose: 6-33 Lancaster Park (Jade stadium), ChristchurchLions
15 Aug 200725EighthmanNamibiaWin: 105-13 Newlands, Cape TownLions

Jacques Cronjé

Jacques Cronjé (born 4 August 1982)[2] is a South African rugby union footballer who plays as a loose forward for the Springboks and for Racing Métro 92 Paris in the French Top 14. He is the brother of Geo Cronjé, who also played for South Africa.

Born in Klerksdorp in the North West Province, Cronjé made his provincial debut during 2001 for the Blue Bulls in a match against the Border Bulldogs in the Currie Cup competition. Two years later in 2003 he made his Super 12 (now Super Rugby) debut for the Bulls side, against fellow South African team, the Cats.

Cronjé made his international Test match debut for the Springboks on 12 June 2004 in a match against Ireland at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, which South Africa won 31–17, and he scored his first Test try in a subsequent match against the Pacific Islands in a match at Gosford. He was not included in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Springbok squad, despite playing in the final preparation test against Namibia.

Cronjé was the strongest member of the Bulls team, being able to bench press 170 kg (375 lbs), and is also noted for his speed and wonderful ball-handling skills. He signed a two-year contract with French club Biarritz Olympique in August 2007 and joined them after the 2007 Currie Cup Premier Division season.