|Date of birth||March 30, 1970|
|Date of death||January 27, 2010(aged 39)|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||101 kg (223 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Henco Venter (nephew)|
|Rugby union career|
Kruger played for the South Africa national rugby union team between 1993 and 1999. In 1995, he played in the Rugby World Cup. During this tournament, he made 5 starts, and scored 1 try, in the controversial semi-final against the France national rugby union team. He also played in the 1999 World Cup.
At club level, Kruger represented the Currie Cup teams of the Free State Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls. In 1995 Ruben Kruger was named South African Rugby Football Union's player of the year. At the end of his rugby career, he became a camera salesman. He owned a Minolta franchise in Pretoria. He was portrayed in Invictus, a film about Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Springboks, by Grant Roberts.