“I have coached Cornell both in Port Elizabeth in South Africa and Edinburgh,” Solomons said.

“I got a text late at night from Phil Burleigh from New Zealand asking about Cornell.


“There have been guys from Edinburgh, South Africa and the boys here who have been fantastic and the club have been as well.

“He has certainly got support. His partner is here with him. She was on holiday in South Africa but flew black. Everyone has been excellent.

“There are no visitors at this point so it has been texts as opposed to cards.

“I think the big thing is that everyone just wants Cornell to get better.”