James Cronin (rugby union)

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James Cronin
Full name James Cronin
Date of birth (1990-11-23) 23 November 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 114 kilograms (17 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Dolphin
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013–present Munster 35 (20)
correct as of 26 Oct 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014-present Ireland 1 (0)
correct as of 14 Jun 2014.

James Cronin (born 23 November 1990 in Cork) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays as a Prop. Cronin plays his club rugby with Dolphin.

Munster[edit]

2012-13[edit]

Cronin made his debut for Munster A on 8 December 2012, starting against Rotherham Titans in the British and Irish Cup.[1]

Whilst in year two of the Munster Academy, he was promoted to a development contract with the senior Munster squad for the 2013–14 season.[2] Cronin made his debut for the senior Munster team on 13 April 2013, coming on as a replacement against Leinster in a Pro 12 fixture.[3] He won the John McCarthy Award for Munster Academy Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season on 10 May 2013.[4]

2013-14[edit]

Cronin scored his first try for Munster against Edinburgh Rugby on 7 September 2013, in a game that was also his first start.[5] He came off the bench in Munster's opening 2013–14 Heineken Cup fixture against Edinburgh on 12 October 2013.[6] He was a replacement in the Round 2 win against Gloucester on 19 October 2013.[7] Cronin was a replacement again in the Round 3 game against USA Perpignan on 8 December 2013.[8] He made his first Heineken Cup start on 14 December 2013, against USA Perpignan in Round 4.[9] Cronin signed a new two-year contract with Munster in January 2014.[10] He came off the bench against Gloucester on 11 January 2014 during the 7-20 Munster win that secured quarter-final qualification.[11] Cronin came off the bench against Edinburgh in the Round 6 38-6 win on 19 January 2014 that secured a home quarter-final.[12] He came off the bench in Munster's 24-16 semi-final defeat to Toulon on 27 April 2014.[13]

2014-15[edit]

Cronin scored a try against Leinster in Munster's 23-34 win on 4 October 2014.[14] Cronin came on in Munster's first European Rugby Champions Cup game against Sale Sharks on 18 October 2014.[15] He started against Saracens F.C. in Round 2 of the Champions Cup on 24 October 2014.[16] Cronin was ruled out for at least 6 weeks with an ankle injury sustained during the Saracens game.[17]

Ireland[edit]

2013-14[edit]

Cronin was named in the Ireland squad for their 2014 Tour to Argentina on 19 May 2014.[18] He came off the bench in the second test against Argentina on 14 June 2014 to make his Ireland debut. Ireland won the game 23-17.[19]

2014-15[edit]

He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series on 21 October 2014.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonus Point Victory Away To Rotherham". munsterrugby.ie. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contract News". munsterrugby.ie. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Munster Edged Out". munsterrugby.ie. 14 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tommy O'Donnell Named Munster Player Of The Year". munsterrugby.ie. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Munster power past Edinburgh". planetrugby.com. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Disappointing Defeat In Murrayfield". munsterrugby.ie. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Heineken Cup Win In Thomond Park". munsterrugby.ie. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Munster Top Of Group After Bonus-Point Win". munsterrugby.ie. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Munster Claim Last-Gasp Win In Perpignan". munsterrugby.ie. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Young Guns Commit To Munster". munsterrugby.ie. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Quarter Final Place Secured". munsterrugby.ie. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Bonus-Point Munster Move Into Home Quarters". munsterrugby.ie. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Toulon End Munster's European Campaign". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Munster Overcome Leinster". munsterrugby.ie. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Keatley Kicks Munster On". munsterrugby.ie. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Munster Overcome Saracens". munsterrugby.ie. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Cronin Update". munsterrugby.ie. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  18. ^ "Ireland Squad Named For Argentina". munsterrugby.ie. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Ireland Wrap Up Series Win In Argentina". irishrugby.ie. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  20. ^ "Ireland Name 37 Man Squad For Guinness Series". irishrugby.ie. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 

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