England exit: SA flanker Hendre Fourie’s visa expires

2013-01-08 00:00

LONDON — Former England international Hendre Fourie and his family are facing deportation because his visa expired with his decision to retire last week.

The South African-born Sale Sharks flank, capped eight times during an injury-plagued career, was forced to announce his retirement following an unsuccessful recovery from a third operation on a chronic shoulder injury.

According to the ESPNScrum website, the 33-year-old, who initially moved to England in 2005, had hoped to embark on a new career as a teacher, but has been told he must leave the country by the end of the month.

“I can play for England but I can’t get a passport to stay in the country,” Fourie told the Times.

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