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James Cronin
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

International Honours:  Emerging Ireland; Ireland

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. 

Named in the Ireland squad for the 2015 6 Nations and made his 6 Nations debut coming off the bench against Italy in Rome.

Sustained a knee injury in during the game, requiring a procedure that week which ruled him out for the next month.

Returned to the side towards the end of the season making two appearances, including one off the bench in the PRO12 final defeat to Glasgow.

Part of the Emerging Ireland squad that won the 2015 Tblisi Cup in Georgia. 

Sustained an ankle injury against Leinster in December '15 ruling him out of the opening weeks of action for 2016.

Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
05/09/2015
Benetton Treviso







59
13/09/2015
Ospreys







27
02/10/2015
Glasgow Warriors







57
17/10/2015
Cardiff Blues







28
23/10/2015
Scarlets







18
30/10/2015
Ulster Rugby







65
07/11/2015
Edinburgh Rugby







31
14/11/2015
Benetton Treviso







29
28/11/2015
Connacht Rugby







62
06/12/2015
Newport Gwent Dragons







19
12/12/2015
Leicester Tigers
1





5
55
20/12/2015
Leicester Tigers







67
27/12/2015
Leinster Rugby







20
24/01/2016
Benetton Treviso







31
30/01/2016
Zebre Rugby







60
19/02/2016
Glasgow Warriors







24
05/03/2016
Newport Gwent Dragons
1





5
31
18/03/2016
Cardiff Blues







54
25/03/2016
Zebre Rugby







24
02/04/2016
Leinster Rugby







49
16/04/2016
Connacht Rugby







46
29/04/2016
Edinburgh Rugby







25
07/05/2016
Scarlets







24
Total Played 23 2
0
0
0
2
0
10
905
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2015-2016 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
2 +2
1





5
2015-2016 - Guinness PRO12
Munster Rugby
9 +10
1



2

5
2015-2016 Total

11 +12
2



2

10
2014-2015 - European Rugby Champions Cup
Munster Rugby
3 +2




1


2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Munster Rugby
3 +5
1





5
2014-2015 Total

6 +7
1



1

5
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 - European Rugby Champions Cup

6 +10
1



1

5
Total - Guinness PRO12

21 +27
5



4

25
Total

27 +37
6
0
0
0
5
0
30
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