Domenica, 07 Febbraio 2016 07:53

<div>Sport24.co.za | 'Liefling' rules out return to rugby</div>

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Cape Town - Former Springbokand Bulls flyhalf Derick Hougaard has decided against making a comeback toprofessional rugby.

This comes after Hougaardrecently indicated that he was considering a return to the game three

yearsafter retiring.

The 33-year-old visited orthopaedistJohan Kruger last Monday to find out more about the Achilles tendon injury whichended his stint with English club Saracens in 2012.

According to Rapport, thedoctor advised him not to play rugby again.

“Now I don't have to wonderone day if I could have returned to the rugby field,” said Hougaard. “I regardJohan as a very good person and I could see in his eyes that he wanted to helpme.

“I wanted to be certain if Icould play again. Now I can finally move on.”

Hougaard, a former darling ofLoftus Versfeld which earned him the nickname ‘Liefling’, played eight Testsfor the Springboks between 2003 and 2007.

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