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Boks desperately need a fit and firing Pollard

Sport

KEO UNCUT

Boks desperately need a fit and firing Pollard

Handré Pollard will be vital for the Boks in this year’s internationals ahead of next year’s World Cup in France

Mark Keohane

Handré Pollard will be the South African player in this weekend’s European Champions Cup quarterfinals that commands the greatest interest from the Springbok coaching leadership.

Pollard was magnificent in the Springboks’ successful 2019 Rugby World Cup title win, but since the World Cup he has battled with several injuries and, in four years at French club Montpellier, Pollard has played 25 out of a possible 80 matches.

Most significantly, though, is that in the past month he has played in all four of Montpellier’s matches, two in the Top 14 and two in the Champions Cup...

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