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VIDEO: The truth about the Jordan Hendrikse transfer rumours

Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International, played down the reports that talented Lions flyhalf Jordan Hendrikse’s transfer to the Sharks is a done deal.


Weekend media reports – subsequently repeated by various other publications – suggested the 22-year-old has already put pen to paper on a contract starting next season.

Brother of World Cup-winning Springbok scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse, Jordan has been heavily linked with a move to Durban since last year.

It was reported that Lions loose forward Emmanuel Tshituka will also head to Durban to join brother Vincent Tshikaya Tshituka.

Leinster’s Springbok lock Jason Jenkins is another big name linked to a move to the Sharks.

However, it appears the reports linking Jordan Hendrikse to the Sharks may have been premature.

The Roc Nation Sports International boss, Yormark, told @rugby365com that talks are ‘ongoing’.


“When any athlete goes into the last year of their contract, they have to start looking at options,” he said, adding: “They have to think about what the future holds.

“That is the process we are going through with Jordan and his family.”

(WATCH as @king365ed goes ONE-ON-ONE with Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International, to get to the truth about the Jordan Hendrikse transfer saga….)

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Yormark made it clear they want to make a decision that is best for Hendrikse – both in terms of rugby and his personal life.

“He and his attorney, as well as myself, are going through those conversations.


“When we have official news, he and his attorney will ultimately announce that.”

The Roc Nation Sports International boss reiterated that it is an ongoing process.

“This is a very young and talented player,” he told @rugby365com.

“We need to ensure he is in the right place to reach all of his goals and objectives.

“Over the next couple of months, we will ultimately make that decision.”

Hendrikse, who had limited game time with the Lions this season, showed plenty of early promise playing for Glenwood High School.

Born in King William’s Town, he featured in the South African national age-group teams at Under-18 and Under-20 level.

He played for the SA Schools A side in 2019 and for the Junior Springboks as recently as 2021.

He debuted for the Lions senior team at the age of 19 in 2021.

He was also called up to the national Sevens squad for the 2022 London leg of the World Series.

His biography on the Roc Nation Sports International website lists cooking, health and fitness, as well as fashion among his many interests.


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