Former Springbok wing Cornal Hendricks has joined the Bulls for the 2019 Super Rugby season.
The 30-year-old played 12 Tests, the last in 2015, before a heart condition sidelined him as he was set to take up a contract with the Stormers.
After thorough examinations and testing, Hendricks has now been cleared to play again by a leading heart specialist.
Hendricks declared that he is fully aware of his diagnosis, possible effects and risks associated with his condition but is happy to give it another go.
‘As with any rugby player that plays this beautiful game, I fully understand the risks that go with it as I enter into this contract with the Bulls. I accept such risks,’ Hendricks said.
‘I have played in a number of invitational tournaments around the world in the past two years, so I am keen to become part of a team structure and squad again, especially one known for their good culture and structure. The Bulls are definitely a team in an upward curve, so it is pretty exciting joining them.’
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