Cornal Hendricks (born 18 April 1988) is a South African rugby union player for the Bulls in Super Rugby, the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Blue Bulls XV in the Rugby Challenge.[1] His usual position is wing.

Cornal Hendricks
Date of birth (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 (age 31)
Place of birthPaarl, South Africa
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight90 kg (200 lb; 14 st 2 lb)
SchoolBergrivier High School, Wellington
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Bulls / Blue Bulls / Blue Bulls XV
Youth career
2007–2008 Boland Cavaliers
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–2012 Boland Cavaliers 68 (135)
2014–2015 Cheetahs 27 (55)
2014–2015 Free State Cheetahs 1 (0)
2019–present Bulls 14 (25)
2019–present Blue Bulls XV 1 (5)
2019–present Blue Bulls 6 (15)
Correct as of 25 August 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2014 South Africa Sevens
2012 South African Barbarians (South) 1 (0)
2014–2015 South Africa 12 (25)
2014 Springbok XV 1 (0)
Correct as of 25 July 2015

CareerEdit

Boland CavaliersEdit

He represented local team Boland Cavaliers through various underage competitions and graduated to the first team.

He made his first team debut for Boland against the Free State Cheetahs in the 2008 Currie Cup Premier Division season.[2] He remained a first team regular for them over the next five seasons.

Cheetahs / Free State CheetahsEdit

He signed a contract with the Cheetahs to join them for the 2014 season,[3] having previously agreed a deal with them for 2013,[4] but failed to play for them in 2013 due to his South Africa Sevens commitments.

He was included in the Cheetahs squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season[5] and made his debut – also scoring a try – in a 21–20 defeat to the Lions in Bloemfontein.[6][7]

Stormers / Western ProvinceEdit

He returned to the Western Cape for the 2016 season, signing a two-year deal with Western Province and the Stormers.[8] However, he was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and failed to make any appearances for them.[9]

ToulonEdit

In December 2016, French Top 14 side Toulon announced the signing of Hendricks until the end of the 2016–17 season.[10] However, a few weeks after announcing this deal, Toulon stated that he would not join the team after all.[11]

Representative rugbyEdit

He was also a member of the South Africa Sevens team during the 2011–12 and 2012–13 IRB Sevens World Series.[12] In 2013, he was included in the squad for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens.[13]

In May 2014, Hendricks was one of eight uncapped players that were called up to a Springbok training camp prior to the 2014 mid-year rugby union tests.[14]

He made his debut on 14 June 2014 for the Springboks against Wales in Durban.

Springbok statisticsEdit

Test Match RecordEdit

Against Pld W D L Tri Con Pen DG Pts %Won
  Argentina
2
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
100
  Australia
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
5
50
  Ireland
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
  New Zealand
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
5
50
  Scotland
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
  Wales
3
2
0
1
2
0
0
0
10
66.67
Total 11 7 0 4 5 0 0 0 25 63.64

Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Con = Conversions, Pen = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points Scored

International TriesEdit

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result
1   Wales Durban, South Africa Kings Park Mid-year rugby test series 14 June 2014 Won 38-16
2   Wales Nelspruit, South Africa Mbombela Stadium Mid-year rugby test series 21 June 2014 Won 31-30
3   Argentina Salta, Argentina Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena 2014 Rugby Championship 23 August 2014 Won 33-31
4   Australia Perth, Australia Patersons Stadium 2014 Rugby Championship 6 September 2014 Lost 23-24
5   New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Westpac Stadium 2014 Rugby Championship 13 September 2014 Lost 10-14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SA Rugby Player Profile – Cornal Hendricks". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Boland Kavaliers 10-15 Vodacom FS Cheetahs". South African Rugby Union. 2 August 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Blitsbok Hendricks word Cheetah". Media24 (in Afrikaans). Beeld. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Al die Cheetah-aanwinste". suparugby.com. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Toyota Cheetahs kondig groep aan vir 2014 Vodacom SupeRugby seisoen" (Press release) (in Afrikaans). Cheetahs. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Match Centre: Cheetahs v Lions". SANZAR. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  7. ^ "SA Rugby Match Centre – Toyota Cheetahs 20-21 Lions". South African Rugby Union. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Bok Cornal also signs for WP". SuperSport. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Bok Hendricks confident of overcoming heart condition". EyeWitness News. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Cornal Hendricks vient renforcer les lignes arrières" (Press release) (in French). Toulon Rugby. 8 December 2016. Archived from the original on 8 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Cornal Hendricks ne portera pas les couleurs toulonnaises" (Press release) (in French). Toulon Rugby. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Two new caps in SA squad for Gold Coast Sevens". South African Rugby Union. 4 October 2012. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Kyle Brown back to command Springbok Sevens for Mission Moscow". South African Rugby Union. 20 June 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Springbok training squad for Durban camp named". South African Rugby Union. 19 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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