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 39 (20)
correct as of 26 Jan 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014-present Ireland 2 (0)
correct as of 8 Feb 2015.

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] He came off the bench against ASM Clermont Auvergne on 6 December 2014.[18] Cronin started against Saracens on 17 January 2015.[19] He started the final pool game against Sale Sharks on 25 January 2015.[20]

Ireland[edit]

2013-14[edit]

Cronin was named in the Ireland squad for their 2014 Tour to Argentina on 19 May 2014.[21] 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.[22]

2014-15[edit]

He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series on 21 October 2014.[23]

Cronin was named in the Ireland squad for the opening rounds of the 2015 Six Nations Championship on 1 February 2015.[24] He came off the bench against Italy on 7 February 2015.[25] Cronin suffered a knee injury during the game which required a minor surgical procedure.[26]

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. ^ "Clermont Claim Win At Thomond Park". munsterrugby.ie. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Munster Lose Out In London". munsterrugby.ie. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Munster Finish With Flourish". munsterrugby.ie. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Ireland Squad Named For Argentina". munsterrugby.ie. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Ireland Wrap Up Series Win In Argentina". irishrugby.ie. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Ireland Name 37 Man Squad For Guinness Series". irishrugby.ie. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  24. ^ "Ireland Name 38-Man Squad For Six Nations Opening Rounds". irishrugby.ie. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  25. ^ "Murray And O'Donnell Tries Steer Ireland To Rome Win". irishrugby.ie. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  26. ^ "James Cronin Injury Update". munsterrugby.ie. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 

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