A dream was birthed at the age of nine when Cornal Hendricks played his very first rugby game for Wellington Primary. “It has ever since been my dream to play for the Springboks.” Says Hendricks. As a nine year old boy, you understand that your dream of playing for your country’s senior national team will not be reached over night. There are many hurdles which you first have to jump, a ladder to climb and ranks to move through. However, that nine year old boy somehow never found that ladder to climb. As a schoolboy rugby player, He never once received provincial colours. The hope of one day playing for the Springboks was never fueled in that way.