Jaden Hendrikse to join the Springboks roster for the last match of the series against the Brtitish & Irish Lions, which will be on Saturday, August 7. The back will integrate the senior squad of his selection after his great performance in the U20 International Series Fairly disputed on South African lands.
The 21-year-old was one of the figures of the last international youth competitions and won the award for the best player in the World Rugby U20 Championship Breakthrough 2019. The performances in the U20 International Series, which featured the participation of Los Pumitas, Georgia U20 and Los Teritos, were a demonstration of what Jaques nienabar already knew. The Head Coach of the Springboks remarked that “Jaden is a very talented player who has been in the formative structures of the South American rugby federation.”
In turn, the South African coach added: “This will serve to expose him to our structure and at the same time allow us to expand our squad with an emphasis on developing our future.”
Jaden Hendrikse will join Faf de Klerk, Herschel Jantjies and Cobus Reinach as the mediacrums that the world champions will have for next Saturday’s match and for the next two crosses against The Pumas, which will take place on August 14 and 21, in what will be the beginning of Rugby Championship.