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Prop

James Cronin

Player Stats

  • Date of Birth23 Nov 1990
  • BirthplaceBallincollig, Ireland
  • Height1.85m (6' 1)

International front-rower James Cronin joined Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The loosehead prop moves to Leicester from French club Biarritz Olympique.

Born in Cork, Cronin played his junior rugby with Ballincollig RFC and Highfield RFC before joining the Munster academy.

In his first season, he was named Academy Player of the Year and, during his second year, represented Munster ‘A’ before making his senior debut for the Irish province.

After just one season of senior rugby, Cronin was selected as part of the Irish senior squad to tour Argentina and made his Test debut in the win over Los Pumas in June 2014.

Cronin made more than 140 appearances for Munster in Pro12, Pro14 and European Champions Cup competitions before moving to France to join Biarritz for the 2021/22 season.