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Get to know your Griquas player – Tertius Kruger


The DFA is giving the readers a little insight into what makes the young men tick who are representing Griquas this season. This week Danie van der Lith speaks to Tertius Kruger. Pictures: Louis Botha.

Tertius Kruger

Tertius Kruger

29 years old, born in Randfontein

plays at centre

Previous Team: Hong Kong Sandy Bay

What sports do you enjoy apart from rugby: I love playing Golf when I get the opportunity and also table tennis

Who was the one person that inspired you as a young player: I’ve got two older brothers (Ernie and De Wet) who always helped me and also my Dad, Jan Kruger, motivated me throughout my career

Your biggest rugby hero: I’ve always liked Ma’a Nonu Because we have similar styles of playing

Your biggest sporting hero outside of rugby? To be honest I don’t watch a lot of sports but if I had to pick probably Conor McGregor

Favourite book: I only read my Bible … my biggest source of growth

Favourite movie: Troy

What type of music do you enjoy: All kinds of music with a little bit of a beat

Favourite songs: Folsom Prison – Johnny cash, Jolene – Dolli Parton

Droëwors? Biltong? Chillibites?: Droewors and biltong

Water – still or sparkling: Definitely still water

Favourite drill: Favourite gym exercise is definitely the squat

Least favourite exercise: The Bronco … it’s a killer

One day, after rugby … what are your plans: We are planning on opening a kindergarten as soon as possible and would love to get into development

Is there a quote you think can motivate or influence today’s youth: “Don’t let your worst enemy live between your own two ears.” – Laird Hamilton

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