Arguably one of the Sharks most loyal and hardworking players, Craig seems to be growing from strength to strength in every game he plays and is being rewarded with a starting 15 place after his fantastic game last week against the Cheetahs.
While at Maritzburg College Craig played at centre before joining the Sharks in 2006 where he started his professional career at wing, now he is a hard-running hooker after being persuaded to change positions by former All Black No 8 Murray Mexted and Former Blues player Paul Mitchell at the renowned Iranz Academy in New Zealand when Burden spent time there in 2007.
Craig Burden is still uncapped at Test level, but was part of the Springbok squad in 2012 following injuries to Bismarck du Plessis and Chiliboy Ralepelle.
Craig has been capped 68 times in the currie cup, scoring an impressive 23 tries and has been capped 47 times in the Super rugby completion.
|FULL NAME||Craig Bruce|
|BIRTH DATE||13 May 1985|
|FAVOURITE FOOD||Steak & Chips|
|PRIMARY SCHOOL||Kloof Senior Primary|
|SECONDARY SCHOOL||Maritzburg College|
|TERTIARY EDUCATION||Durban Institute of Technology|