|Jesse André Kriel
|Professional Rugby Player
Date Of Birth/Age:
|15 February 1994 (30 Years Old)
|Place of Birth:
|Cape Town, South Africa
|Hope Mortimer (Girlfriend)
University of Pretoria
Jesse André Kriel is a South African professional rugby union player. He plays for the South Africa national team and Canon Eagles in the Japanese Top League. Kriel’s regular playing position is as a utility back, but he can also play centre, wing, or fullback. He was part of the national team that won the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Kriel was still a student at Maritzburg College in 2012 when he was selected to represent the Sharks under 18. He put in work after that and has since built a profile for himself. His hard work has attracted many teams to sign him. A year after that, he was approved by the Blue Bulls to represent them in under 20. At the time, he played the fullback position. In 2015, he received an invitation to train with Springbok RWC; he was later selected to play outside center position in a match against World XV at Newlands.
Kriel also represents South Africa in Japan, and he is in the Canon Eagles squad that competes in the Top League. He has played for Blue Bulls (Outside Centre), Bulls (Outside Centre), Barbarians (Outside Centre), South Africa U20’s (Fullback), Up Tucks (Full back), Canon Eagles (Outside Centre), and South Africa (Outside Centre).
Jesse Kriel was born on February 15, 1994, in Cape Town, South Africa. He and his twin brother were raised there.
Jesse Kriel has made a lot of money throughout his successful career. However, the exact estimate of his net worth is unknown.
Kriel does not share photos of his house on social media.
Jesse Kriel does not post photos or videos of his cars. He lives a private life and only shares about his Rugby career, friends, and family.
Jesse Kriel is in a relationship with Hope Mortimer. Her full name is Hope-Natalie Anne Mortimer, and she was born in Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She was born on 31 October 1994 and raised on a family farm in Hibberdene. Jesse and Hope began dating in June 2018, and they have been together ever since. In a post shared by Jesse in 2020, while celebrating two years together, he described their time together as the best two years of his life. Hope loves to travel, and she’s been to many countries. She also loves running and has often joined his father and brother in marathons. Jesse and Hope often go on vacations together and share photos of themselves once in a while. They seem very much in love.
Jesse Kriel is the son of Angela Linda Diana Hodgson. He does not say much about his mother. There also isn’t much information about his father. He keeps his personal life private and away from the media.
Jesse is the twin brother of Dan Kriel, also a professional South African rugby player. They are the great-grandsons of John Hodgson (1909-1970), who played 15 games for the British and Irish Lions in the 1930s. Dan plays for the Stormers in the Super Rugby league and also in the Currie Cup for Western Province.
Jesse Kriel is 1.86 m tall.
Jesse Kriel’s weight is 95 kg.
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Jesse Kriel’s regular playing position is as a utility back, but he can also play centre, wing, or fullback. He played the fullback position when he was in the Blue Bulls under 20.