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Cornal Hendricks


Possessing both pace and power, Hendricks is an explosive winger who has enjoyed a fantastic 2...

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JJ Engelbrecht

Centre, Wing

A product of Grey High School (Port Elizabeth), JJ Engelbrecht is rated as one of the most...

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Steven Sykes

Steven Sykes made his Currie Cup debut for the Natal Sharks in 2005 and by 2007, he had broken into their Super 14 squad. The departure of AJ Venter, Johan Ackerman and Albert vd Berg created an opportunity for Sykes to play regularly and the following 2 years, he developed his game and formed a strong second row partnership with Johann Muller. In 2009, his consistency for the Sharks was rewarded with a call up to the Springbok team to play against the British Lions in 3rd test match in Johannesburg.

In 2010, Sykes continued to prove his worth to the Sharks, playing a key role in their successful Currie Cup campaign.

In 2011, Sykes joined Heineken Cup Champions Leinster. After a brief stint with the Pro 12 League winners, Sykes decided to return to the Sharks.

Sykes has signed with the EP Kings who have been guaranteed Super Rugby participation in 2013.

Date of Birth: 05/08/84
Position: Lock
Height: 1.98m
Weight: 117kgs
Currently contracted to: EP Kings
International Honours: Springbok squad - third test v British and Irish Lions 2009.

News: Sykes: 'Sharks love that winning feeling'

Show Reel 2010

Rugby Career

2013: Southern Kings (Super Rugby)
2012: Sharks (Super Rugby), Sharks (Currie Cup)
2011: Sharks (Super Rugby), Leinster (Aviva Premiership)
2010: Sharks (Currie Cup Premier Division), The Sharks (Super 14)
2009: Sharks (Currie Cup Premier Division), Sharks (British & Irish Lions Tour), South Africa (British & Irish Lions Tour), Emerging Springboks (British & Irish Lions Tour), The Sharks (Super 14)
2008: The Sharks (Currie Cup Premier Division), Wildebeest (Vodacom Cup), The Sharks (Super 14)
2007: The Sharks (Currie Cup Premier Division), Wildebeest (Vodacom Cup), The Sharks (Super 14)
2006: The Sharks (Currie Cup Premier Division), Wildebeest (Vodacom Cup), The Sharks (Super 14)
2005: The Sharks (Currie Cup Premier Division), Natal (Under-21), Natal Wildebeest (Vodacom Cup)
2004: Kwa-Zulu Natal (Under-20), Natal Wildebeest (Vodacom Cup)
2003: Natal Sharks (under-20)