Munster
James Cronin

Senior Debut: v Leinster, April 2013, Thomond Park

Heineken Cup Debut: v Edinburgh Rugby, October 2013, Murrayfield

Club: Dolphin RFC

Previous Clubs:  Highfield RFC, Ballincollig RFC

School:  BCS Ballincollig

Honours:  Munster Youths; Munster A

Twitter:  @jcronin1990

After playing his first game for Munster A against Connacht Eagles in a pre-season game in August 2012 James went on to make his British & Irish Cup debut against Rotherham Titans in December.

He claimed his first senior cap in the RaboDirect PRO12 game against Leinster in Thomond Park in April 2013 and was voted Academy Player of the Year in May.

After 2 years in the academy programme, the prop was rewarded with a development contract for season 2013/14.

Cronin featured in both pre-season games against Gloucester and London Irish in August 2013 and capped his first competitive start for Munster against Edinburgh at Musgrave Park in September with a try.  Went on to make his Heineken Cup debut against the same side in October in Murrayfield. 

Continued his impressive early season form into December and was rewarded with a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the province until at least June 2016.

Following an ankle sprain, made a return to competitive action for Munster against Toulon in the Heineken Cup semi-final on April 27th 2014 and closed the season out with 26 appearances for the province.

One of 4 uncapped players named in Ireland's summer tour to Argentina, 2014.

Won his first Irish senior cap coming on as a replacement in Ireland's second test against Argentina, June 2014. 

DOB23rd Nov 1990
BirthplaceCork, Ireland
Height1.83 m (6' 0")
Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb)
PositionProp
HonoursIreland (1 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
07/09/2013
Edinburgh Rugby
1





5
59
13/09/2013
Zebre







10
20/09/2013
Benetton Treviso







11
28/09/2013
Newport Gwent Dragons
1





5
58
05/10/2013
Leinster Rugby







25
12/10/2013
Edinburgh Rugby







26
19/10/2013
Gloucester Rugby







13
25/10/2013
Glasgow Warriors







56
02/11/2013
Ospreys







9
23/11/2013
Cardiff Blues
1





5
64
29/11/2013
Newport Gwent Dragons







9
08/12/2013
Perpignan







18
14/12/2013
Perpignan







62
27/12/2013
Connacht Rugby







69
11/01/2014
Gloucester Rugby







15
19/01/2014
Edinburgh Rugby







19
08/02/2014
Cardiff Blues







19
15/02/2014
Zebre







68
23/02/2014
Ospreys







71
01/03/2014
Scarlets







10
22/03/2014
Benetton Treviso







56
29/03/2014
Leinster Rugby







17
27/04/2014
RC Toulon







15
03/05/2014
Edinburgh Rugby







67
10/05/2014
Ulster Rugby







20
16/05/2014
Glasgow Warriors







14
Total Played 26 3
0
0
0
2
0
15
880
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Munster Rugby
1 +6







2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
9 +10
3



2

15
2013-2014 Total

10 +16
3



2

15
2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Munster Rugby
0 +2







2012-2013 Total

0 +2







Total - Heineken Cup

1 +6







Total - RaboDirect PRO12

9 +12
3



2

15
Total

10 +18
3
0
0
0
2
0
15
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