The Center Line
The Center Line is the battlefield, get first use of the football and your team will win the game.
Although young he was already an experienced member of the team. The perfect wingman as he would win the contested ball and kick a goal and always be willing to run back into defense and spoil an attack. He could often take the kodak moment mark.
The king of the handball, if you received a handball around the center of the ground it most likely came from this man. Thrived on getting in and under the packs and winning the football. The middle of the ground was his and he owned it.
Kruger thrived on the contested style of football in what was his trade mark. If you went into a contest against Kruges you knew you were going to need to put up the fight of your life. Hard as nails may not be a hard enough phrase.