Pollard to join French club Montpellier

Handre Pollard of the Bulls during the 2019 Super Rugby match between Bulls and Crusaders at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria on the 10 May 2019.

Handre Pollard of the Bulls during the 2019 Super Rugby match between Bulls and Crusaders at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria on the 10 May 2019.

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JOHANNESBURG - Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard is set to join French rugby union club Montpellier Hérault.

The Vodacom Bulls made the announcement on Tuesday after the 25-year-old revealed his intention to leave.

Pollard has played an integral part in the Bulls set up having joined the Gauteng based side in 2013.

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He has scored 581 points (nine tries, 110 penalties, 88 conversions and four drop goals) in a six-year spell with the Bulls.

"He has been an outstanding asset, not only to the teams he played for, but also our supporters, to whom he endeared himself from early on with his attitude towards the Vodacom Bulls. He will be missed for sure, but we cannot fault his decision to continue his career in France. We wish him well", said Blue Bulls Company CEO, Alfons Meyer.

The Springboks flyhalf is in line to join a host of fellow countrymen including Jan and Bismarck du Plessis and Johan Goosen on the French south coast.

Meanwhile, 34-year-old flyhalf Morne Steyn is set to make a dramatic return in a Bulls shirt after the club announced the capture of his signature on Tuesday.

The former Springboks flyhalf is viewed as a replacement for the outgoing Handre Pollard.

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