James Cronin (rugby union)

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James Cronin
Full name James Cronin
Date of birth (1990-11-23) 23 November 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
????–?? Dolphin RFC ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present Munster 84 (55)
Correct as of 7 May 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–present
2015
Ireland
Emerging Ireland
3
2
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 13 February 2016

James Cronin (born 23 November 1990 in Cork, Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays as a Prop and plays his club rugby with Dolphin.

Munster[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]

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]

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]

He came off the bench in Munster's opening 2015–16 European Rugby Champions Cup pool game against Treviso on 14 November 2015.[21] Cronin started against Leicester Tigers on 12 December 2015.[22] In January 2016, Cronin signed a three-year contract extension with Munster, which will see him remain with the province until at least June 2019.[23] In October 2016, Cronin was banned for 4 weeks after being found guilty of stamping on the head of an opponent during Munster's game against Leinster on 8 October.[24] On 23 January 2017, Cronin was ruled out for 6-8 weeks following surgery on a thumb injury sustained in Munster's win against Racing 92 on 21 January.[25]

Ireland[edit]

Cronin was named in the Ireland squad for their 2014 Tour to Argentina on 19 May 2014.[26] 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.[27]

He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series on 21 October 2014.[28]

Cronin was named in the Ireland squad for the opening rounds of the 2015 Six Nations Championship on 1 February 2015.[29] He came off the bench against Italy on 7 February 2015.[30] Cronin suffered a knee injury during the game which required a minor surgical procedure.[31] He was named in the Emerging Ireland squad for the 2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup on 19 May 2015.[32] Cronin started in the 33-7 win against Uruguay on 17 June 2015.[33] He also started in the 45-12 win against Georgia on 21 June 2015, a win which secured the tournament for Emerging Ireland.[34]

On 20 January 2016, Cronin was named in Ireland's 35-man squad for the 2016 Six Nations Championship.[35] On 13 February 2016, Cronin came off the bench against France in Ireland's second game of the Six Nations.[36]

Honours[edit]

Emerging Ireland[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonus Point Victory Away To Rotherham". munsterrugby.ie. 8 December 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2013. 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. Archived from the original on 19 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. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Disappointing Defeat in Murrayfield". munsterrugby.ie. 12 October 2013. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Heineken Cup Win in Thomond Park". munsterrugby.ie. 19 October 2013. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Munster Top of Group After Bonus-Point Win". munsterrugby.ie. 8 December 2013. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Munster Claim Last-Gasp Win in Perpignan". munsterrugby.ie. 14 December 2013. Archived from the original on 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. Archived from the original on 19 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. ^ "Job Done In Thomond". munsterrugby.ie. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "Tigers Pounce In Thomond". munsterrugby.ie. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  23. ^ "Front Row Duo Sign Contract Extensions". munsterrugby.ie. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "Four Weeks For Cronin". munsterrugby.ie. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  25. ^ "Squad Update". munsterrugby.ie. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  26. ^ "Ireland Squad Named For Argentina". munsterrugby.ie. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  27. ^ "Ireland Wrap Up Series Win In Argentina". irishrugby.ie. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  28. ^ "Ireland Name 37 Man Squad For Guinness Series". irishrugby.ie. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  29. ^ "Ireland Name 38-Man Squad For Six Nations Opening Rounds". irishrugby.ie. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  30. ^ "Murray And O'Donnell Tries Steer Ireland To Rome Win". irishrugby.ie. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  31. ^ "James Cronin Injury Update". munsterrugby.ie. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  32. ^ "Emerging Ireland Squad Named For Tbilisi Cup". irishrugby.ie. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  33. ^ "Two From Two In Tbilisi Cup". munsterrugby.ie. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  34. ^ "Emerging Ireland Lift Tbilisi Cup After Third Bonus Point Win". irishrugby.ie. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  35. ^ "Ireland Squad Named For Opening Rounds Of RBS Six Nations". irishrugby.ie. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  36. ^ "Ireland Suffer First Loss To France Since 2011". irishrugby.ie. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 

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