Handre Pollard rugby player
Handre Pollard rugby player

Handre Pollard

11th Mar 1994 1.88m/98kg Fly Half

Schooled at Paarl Gymnasium, Pollard has been earmarked as a Springbok for the future.

While still at school, Handre won the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship with the Baby Boks and went on to make the South African Schools team in the same year. Signing with the Bulls in 2013 and only a couple months out of school, the flyhalf then went on to make his senior debut in the Vodacom and Currie Cup. He has been the first choice fly half at the Bulls since the departure of Morne Steyn and made his Springbok debut in 2014.

He was selected as part of the 2015 Rugby Championship and has started against both Australia and New Zealand but is facing stiff competition for the number ten jersey from Patrick Lambie.

After a sour, injury-filled 2016, Handre made a strong return after almost a year on the sidelines and was named captain of the Bulls ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season.

Pollard has scored 243 points in 25 Super Rugby appearances since his debut in 2013.

Injuries hampered Pollard's 2017 season as he was only able to make 6 appearances and scored 50 points.

He also returned to the Springbok set up where he featured twice in the Rugby Championship and in all 4 of South Africa's November tests.

Pollard was named in the Springbok for the 2018 June Internationals and will look to add to his 26 test caps and 218 points (3t, 37c, 40p, 3d)

Pollard went into the 2018 Rugby Championship with 29 test caps, ending the tournament with 39 caps and 339 points scored.

In May 2019, he agreed terms with Montpellier.

(LS May 14, 2019)

Career

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Fly Half
2013 - present
sa South Africa
Fly Half
2014 - present
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Fly Half
2019 - present
sa South Africa U20's
Fly Half
2015 - 2015
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Fly Half
2018 - 2018
bb Blue Bulls
Fly Half
2014 - 2019
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Fly Half