- Date of Birth11 Mar 1994
- BirthplaceSomerset West, South Africa
- Height1.89m (6' 2)
- Weight96kg (15st 2lbs)
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World Cup-winning fly-half Handré Pollard joined Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Capped on more than 60 occasions by South Africa, Pollard made the move to the East Midlands from Montpellier after helping the French club to the Top14 title in the 2021/22 season.
After playing youth rugby for Western Province, in Cape Town, he was selected for South Africa Schoolboys in 2012 while attending Paarl Gimnasium School.
That same year, Pollard was selected for the Junior Springboks as an 18-year-old and remained in the squad for three successive seasons, captaining the age-grade national side in his final year.
In 2013, Pollard moved to the University of Pretoria and represented UP Tuks while also making his provincial debut for the Blue Bulls in South Africa’s Currie Cup competition.
His Super Rugby debut followed in 2014 for the Bulls, who he would represent for the next five seasons, as well as a lone campaign for Japanese club NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes in 2015/16.
Pollard made his senior Springboks Test debut against Scotland in 2014 while still a member of the South Africa Under-20s squad.
After playing in South Africa’s 2019 Rugby World Cup win, Pollard moved to France to join Montpellier.
An accomplished goal-kicker, he has registered more than 600 points for the Springboks at an average of more than 10 points per Test.
He represented the Barbarians in 2018 and, in 2021, guided South Africa to their series win over the British & Irish Lions.