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Josh Kronfeld is a former All Black who represented his country at two Rugby World Cups.

Josh Kronfeld Bio

Josh Kronfeld is a former All Black who represented his country at the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups. Known for his speed at the breakdown, he was a firm favourite with fans. Josh Kronfeld was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Born 20 June 1971, Josh Kronfeld spent most of his junior rugby career playing at either scrum-half or centre. However, he made the switch to flanker while at high school.

In 1993, Josh Kronfeld signed to play for Otago in the National Provincial Championship. Between then and 2000, he represented the club 69 times. In addition, when Super Rugby started in 1996, Josh Kronfeld also signed to represent the Highlanders in the competition. Between then and 2000, he made 42 appearances for the side and finished as the competition’s runner-up in 1999.

While based in New Zealand, Josh Kronfeld became a constant presence for the All Blacks, who he represented 54 times at test level between 1995 and 2000. During this period, he represented his country at two Rugby World Cups.

However, in 2000, Josh Kronfeld announced that he was leaving New Zealand and signing for the Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership. Although his stint with the side was initially blighted by injuries, he quickly established himself as a key member of the team and he was part of the squad that won the Heineken Champions Cup in 2002. In addition, he was once voted as the Premiership Player of the Month and as the Leicester Tigers Players’ Player of the Season in 2002-03.

In 2003, Josh Kronfeld returned to New Zealand and retired from rugby. Since, he has largely worked as a television host and has appeared on several reality TV programmes. He also works as a guest speaker.