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A Springbok and a giant prop prospect among 3 re-ups at the Bulls

By Kim Ekin
Cornal Hendricks

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The Bulls have confirmed contract extensions for three players, including a Springbok and two of their most exciting young talents.

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Cornal Hendricks, Jan-Hendrik Wessels and Richard Kriel have allextended their time at the URC side.

The Tshwane-based side have confirm that Springbok Hendricks and exciting 20-year-old front-rower, Wessels, have re-signed with the team until 2024, while the 21-year-old fullback, Kriel has extended his stay at Loftus Versfeld until 2023.

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Wessels, who spent a season in France before returning to South Africa with the Bulls, is seen as a future Springbok.

A product of Grey College, his highlight reels went viral on Youtube in 2019, where his massive carries and scrummaging made him a standout on in the SA schoolboy circuit. As a result the 6’3, 120kg+ frontrower was scouted by Clermont and moved to France.

“Cornal Hendricks has proven to be a key figure of the Vodacom Bulls team, on and off the field. We are pleased to have been able to extend his contract with us until 2024,” said Vodacom Bulls director of rugby, Jake White.

“Part of our bigger vision is to nurture young talent and groom some of our youngsters to form part of the core of the Vodacom Bulls. As such, it is important that talented players like Jan-Hendrik Wessels and Richard Kriel – who are the future of Vodacom Bulls rugby – remain rooted at Loftus as we continue to build towards having a successful, world-class team.”

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It’s good news for White’s team, who have struggled so far in the URC with just one win in fives games.

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