Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard says the intensity experienced in a Springboks-All Blacks Test match is unlike any other in international rugby.
Handre Pollard says the Springboks won’t get drawn into an unstructured, free-for-all battle against the All Blacks when the arch-rivals clash in Nelspruit on Saturday.
Handre Pollard was flawless from the tee in the decisive Test against Wales in Cape Town, and it’s no wonder considering how the Springbok sharpshooter was picking out Faf de Klerk in the warm-ups.
SARugbymag.co.za readers had their say and voted Eben Etzebeth as the standout Springbok on Saturday after a Man of the Match performance in his 100th Test match against Wales.
Jacques Nienaber says the new-look Springboks provided management with “answers” despite the world champions being stunned by Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Skipper Handre Pollard wants the new-look Springboks “to be bold and not take a step back” against Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Springboks are likely to recall first-choice flyhalf Handre Pollard in place of misfiring Elton Jantjies for the second Test against Wales in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Jacques Nienaber has insisted that flyhalf Handre Pollard wasn’t unfairly overlooked for the first Test against Wales on Saturday due to a selection policy.
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Handre Pollard capped victory with a late penalty as Montpellier beat Castres on Friday to claim their maiden French Top 14 title at the Stade de France in a rerun of the 2018 final.