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'Smiley' Swanepoel backs Hendrikse to deputise for Springbok incumbent De Klerk

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Jaden Hendrikse (Getty)
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Former Springbok No 9 Werner Swanepoel has backed Sharks scrumhalf Jaden Hendrikse to put his hand up as Faf de Klerk’s deputy come the international season, starting with the Wales inbound tour to SA.

Cobus Reinach’s injury - who completed successful surgery to his shoulder on Wednesday - has opened a slot up for a scrumhalf to force their way into the Springbok team.

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