When Handre Pollard clicks, the Bok engine switches on

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When Handre Pollard clicks, the Bok engine switches on

Senior flyhalf holds the key to World Cup success for SA because much of the game-plan revolves around him

Nick Said

If SA are to hear the sweet sounds of success at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, then the conductor of their orchestra is undoubtedly flyhalf Handre Pollard, who just a few years ago wondered if he would ever play again.

Much of the Springboks’ game-plan revolves around the solid No 10 whose clever kicking can buy them metres in territory, while off the tee he is as dependable as anybody in world rugby.

He may have lost some of his pace with ball in hand over the past few years, but Pollard remains a strong runner and dependable asset to the defensive line...

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