Pollard and Libbok: Battle for Bok 10

The latest edition of SA Rugby magazine looks at why Handre Pollard and Manie Libbok must go to the 2023 World Cup with the Springboks, but which player should start at flyhalf?

Pollard and Libbok were both included in the expanded 40-player squad that has been training in Pretoria in preparation for both the Rugby Championship and World Cup.

With question marks persisting over the Bok No 10 jersey, the July edition of SA Rugby magazine makes a case for why both Pollard and Libbok should be on the plane to France and why each deserves a starting role.


The Springboks will have to do a balancing act between their goals in the Rugby Championship and addressing questions about the team’s depth and selections ahead of the World Cup. SA Rugby magazine looks at how they will go about juggling their responsibilities in the truncated tournament.

Former Springbok wings Dillyn Leyds and Raymond Rhule helped La Rochelle win back-to-back Champions Cup titles and open up on how playing in France has benefitted their game.

Meanwhile, John Dobson chats about how the DHL Stormers achieved their greater goal despite not lifting the Vodacom United Rugby Championship title again.

Get all this and more in the July 2023 edition of SA Rugby magazine.

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