South Africa international Handre Pollard to join Montpellier next season

Handre Pollard played 39 Tests for South Africa
Handre Pollard played 39 Tests for South Africa
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South Africa international Handre Pollard will leave Super Rugby club Bulls at the end of the ongoing season to join French club Montpellier.

The 25-year-old fly-half has been part of Bulls since 2013 and has made 56 appearances for the South African regional club. He will now join several other Boks including Bismark du Plessis, Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn in the Top 14 competition.

"Handre has been a true servant to us for six years," Bulls CEO Alfons Meyer said on Tuesday.

"He will be missed for sure, but we cannot fault his decision to continue his career in France. We wish him well."

Pollard has played 39 Tests for the Springboks since making his debut in June 2014 with his last appearance for the national side coming during the November series last year.

Meanwhile, Bulls will be relieved to have the services of Morne Steyn from Stade Francais for next season.

Steyn, who has played 66 Tests for South Africa between 2009 and 2016 has racked up over 100 appearances for the French club and will be making his second stint with Bulls after previously playing for them between 2005 and 2013.

 

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