South Africa yet to make decision on fly-half for Brisbane game against Australia

Handre Pollard had a tough outing against Australia in Gold Coast
Handre Pollard had a tough outing against Australia in Gold Coast
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South Africa assistant coach Deon Davids said the team management will discuss over the team selection as they line up to face Australia in the fourth round of the Rugby Championship in Brisbane on Saturday.

Handre Pollard had a tough outing against the Wallabies as he missed three out of the seven kicks - a complete contrast to his counterpart Quade Cooper, who slotted 23 points including the decisive penalty goal in the added minutes.

Damian Willemse, who replaced Pollard in the 66th minute made a try-saving tackle but also missed a conversion.

“That (goal-kicking and the No 10 role) is obviously an area we discussed. Handre Pollard is a professional rugby player and a quality guy on and off the field. He is the first player who will put his hand up and say he didn’t perform on the day," said Davids.

"He takes pride in the way he does things. He has the experience to rectify his mistakes.

“We of course assess the performance of the players and the team as a whole – our discipline and goal-kicking were points we discussed.

“We look at a collective at who is in the squad and what the challenges are going forward. So we will make a call on that.”

South Africa are currently positioned second in the Rugby Championship table with two wins from three games.