Jaden Hendrikse rotates into the No 9 jersey in one of only two changes to the Sharks’ starting lineup for the Challenge Cup match against Dragons in Newport on Sunday.
John Plumtree says there will be a “bedding-in” period for the returning Springboks, but hopes they can add a touch of ruthlessness to the winless Sharks.
Jaden Hendrikse is thrilled about making his World Cup debut on Sunday against Romania, an opportunity the Springbok scrumhalf didn’t expect this year. Hendrikse was one of the beneficiaries of the Boks’ decision to take four scrumhalves to France, having been limited to just one Test in 2023 due to injury and a family tragedy. He has been named as… Read more →
Jacques Nienaber says Jaden Hendrikse is set to get his shot for the Springboks in the penultimate World Cup warm-up against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
An emotional Jaden Hendrikse is focusing on getting back onto the field for the Springboks in the final two World Cup warm-up games against Wales and New Zealand.
Jacques Nienaber has shed further light on why the game-shy Lood de Jager and Jaden Hendrikse were left out of the Springboks’ matchday-23 to face Argentina on Saturday.
The Sharks will significantly boost their playmaking stocks by reuniting two brothers as the Durban side continues to strengthen for the upcoming season.
The Springboks received a timely boost as the team assembled in Pretoria on Wednesday to prepare for the decisive Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Ellis Park.
Jaden Hendrikse is in a race against time to face Australia on 8 July, as the Springbok scrumhalf reportedly faces up to 10 weeks on the sidelines after shoulder surgery.
A timeline for Frans Steyn’s recovery from knee surgery has not been set as the Springboks also await updates on the injury status of Sharks duo Eben Etzebeth and Jaden Hendrikse.