R.I.P. Ruben Kruger

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Original Content, Springboks on 28 Jan 2010 at 08:47
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According to a report on Sport24, Ruben Kruger has died following a long battle against brain cancer. Our condolences go out to his family. He was 39


  • you can read tank lanning’s tribute here: http://blogs.sport24.co.za/frg/rip-ruben-kruger

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.01.10 08:50:15 by war1 Reply
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  • Goeienag, ou grootte.

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.01.10 08:54:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Oh no!! :cry:

    My condolences to the Kruger family.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.01.10 08:55:08 by wpw Reply
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  • :sad:

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.01.10 08:59:12 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • R.I.P And thank you for all the wonderfull memories. May the Kruger family find peace in the fact that he free from the pain and suffering he endured for the last 10 years. :cry:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.01.10 09:06:49 by Farlington Reply

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  • What a player, R.I.P. Ruben, Heaven is now your home :cry:

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.01.10 09:08:58 by Charlie Reply

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  • :sad:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.01.10 09:10:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ruben, the fight is over – may you RIP & may your family and loved ones find solace in this sad time. Thank you for great rugby memories, both for SA and for the Bulls. Hamba kahle.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.01.10 09:14:02 by diablo Reply

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  • RIP Ruben.
    Peace and comfort to the family.
    Good on the SA Rugby Legends who recently gave big support to Ruben and his family.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.01.10 09:20:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • his only flaw was he played for the bulls. what a great player and a big loss to sa rugby.

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.01.10 09:47:58 by try time Reply

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  • Great rugby player and a very humble person. I wish peace upon him and his family.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.01.10 10:30:08 by Pokkel (can't wait for the S14 to start) Reply
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  • :sad: RIP Ruben you were a player that thrilled the entire Bok rugby public, having met you was an absolute honour

    no doubt the lord will be with your family in their time of need, but they will find strength in knowing you are in heaven safe and sound

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.01.10 10:32:36 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • what a legend! great player and a good man, an excellent example to all of us

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.01.10 10:40:25 by war1 Reply
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  • My favourite Ruben memory… when I was a student, we pulled into the parking lot at Brooklyn Mall and happened to park next to Ruben’s sponsored car. I left a note on the windscreen saying “Hi Ruben. Please sign and put this on the blue Honda next to you” (quite cheeky, I know!)

    Got back to find he had done so. “Rugby groete, Ruben Kruger”.

    Great guy. Rest in peace.

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.01.10 10:41:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Classic !

    RIP. Legend.

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.01.10 10:59:39 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • and this was our 4500th post.

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.01.10 11:44:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Very sad news indeed. The term legend and great player are often overused, however these certainly apply to Ruben Kruger. I watched him as a schoolboy at Craven Week and he was simply awesome. One of the best flankers SA have ever produced. RIP Ruben!

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.01.10 15:30:49 by Villie Reply
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  • “Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.”
    This is a what Ruben Kruger’s wife LIze, said at the time of his death.
    Something we can all take to heart.
    Go well Ruben.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.01.10 10:48:21 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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