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|Full name||Jacobus Albertus Kriel|
|Date of birth||21 August 1989|
|Place of birth||Standerton, South Africa|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||97 kg (15 st 4 lb; 214 lb)|
|University||University of Johannesburg|
|Rugby union career|
He was the headboy of Hoërskool Standerton and captained their first team, he also played Craven Week.
Kriel was a part of the Springbok team that defeated France 3-0 in the mid-year test series in 2017. Following this series, Kriel took over as captain of the Lions for the rest of the 2017 Super Rugby season after regular captain Warren Whiteley was injured during the test series against the French.
Kriel was ruled out for the rest of 2017 following a shoulder injury at training prior to the first test against New Zealand.
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