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Kings forced to reject Hendricks

  • 20 Aug 2017
Cornal Hendricks Cornal Hendricks

Cornal Hendricks has suffered another setback after the Kings opted not to offer him a contract for the upcoming Pro14 competition.

The former Springbok wing’s career stalled in 2016 because of a serious heart condition, but he looked set for a return to professional rugby again when it was announced last week that the Kings had agreed terms with the player to join their ranks for the duration of the Pro14.

But according to, the Kings have decided against offering Hendricks a contract after he failed his latest set of medical tests in Port Elizabeth.

Since the diagnoses of his heart disease last year, Hendricks has had his Stormers contract cancelled, while Toulon and the Bulls also ended their interest in securing Hendricks’ services on advice from their medical staff.

The 29-year-old has been playing for Roses United, based in Wellington, in recent weeks.

Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

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