Pollard back for Bulls

Handré Pollard will return to training for the Blue Bulls on Tuesday ahead of their final regular season match against Griquas in Pretoria on Saturday.

Pollard sat out Monday's training with a foot injury that he picked up during the Springboks' victory over the All Blacks, but is expected to be available for the weekend's game.

Despite starting the last three Tests for the Springboks, Pollard does not have a Bok contract and has returned to Pretoria following the conclusion of the Rugby Championship.

Bulls regular flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter also missed the session with a contusion along with Rudy Paige (hip), Dean Greyling (calf), Jono Ross (ankle), Callie Visagie (back) and Deon Stegmann (contusion), but all are expected to be back on the field on Tuesday and available for selection.

A win will be enough to secure a semi-final place for the Bulls, who will then travel to Cape Town to face table-topping Western Province.

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