Handre Pollard’s inclusion in the Springbok squad brings the total quantity of players back to 33. Pollard, who lately returned to action for his English club Leicester following a calf injury, could not be regarded for choice in the Rugby Globe Cup (RWC) squad. Nevertheless, he could invest some time in camp with the squad for their final warm-up games against Wales and the All Blacks in August.
Springbok coach Jacques Nynaber created the choice to contact up Pollard rather of the striker. Nienaber expressed self-assurance in the cover they have on the hook with Bongi Mbonambi and Deon Fourie, and pointed out that Marco van Staden has been in that position considering that February. Nienaber highlighted Pollard’s knowledge as a member of the 2019 Globe Cup winning group and his familiarity with the physical and mental demands of the tournament. Pollard has worked tough to regain complete fitness and his current time with Leicester will support him reintegrate into the squad.
The Springboks will now travel from Bordeaux to Paris, exactly where they will commence preparations for the upcoming RVC game against Ireland on Saturday.