Following reports that he will be enticed with a £1m-a-season (R20 million) deal in France, Blue Bulls have confirmed that Springbok flyhalf Handré Pollard has agreed terms with Montpellier.
Pollard is currently preparing in Melbourne with the Bulls squad to play the Rebels on Friday.
Blue Bulls Company CEO, Alfons Meyer said, "Handre has been a true servant for us for six years. He has been an outstanding asset, not only to the teams he played for, but also our supporters, to whom he endeared himself from early on with his attitude towards the Vodacom Bulls. He will be missed for sure, but we cannot fault his decision to continue his career in France. We wish him well.”
The flyhalf, who has scored 581 points (nine tries, 110 penalties, 88 conversions and four drop goals) for the Bulls joined the franchise in 2013, straight out of school.
He has played 56 times for the Bulls thus far and became a Springbok in 2014. He also played 39 tests so far, amassing 339 points.