Ronnie Cooke

Date of Birth
05 January 1984
Birth Place

Major Teams

Youth career: 2003–04 Leopards, Senior career: 2004–05 Leopards, 2006–07 Cheetahs, 2006–07 Griquas, 2007–12 CA Brive, 2012– Grenoble, 2013 Southern Kings, 2013– Eastern Province Kings. Representative team(s): 2005 S.A. Under-21


Ronnie Cooke started his career at the Leopards, making his professional debut in 2004.

Cooke was a member of the S.A. U-21 team that won the 2005 U-21 Rugby World Championship.

He played for the Leopards until the end of 2005. He then joined the Cheetahs Super Rugby team, making several appearances in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, while also playing for Griquas in the Currie Cup.

In October 2007, Cooke joined French Top 14 team,CA Brive, where he became a regular, making 121 appearances for them between 2007 and 2012 in the Top 14, Heineken Cup and Challenge Cup competitions.

He was also named their player of the year in 2008/09. After his contract with Brive expired, he joined fellow Top 14 team Grenoble at the start of the 2012–13 Top 14 season, replacing the injured Aaron Bancroft, before signing with the Southern Kings.

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