The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd would like to confirm that Junior Boks flyhalf Handrè Pollard will join the Vodacom Blue Bulls in 2012.
The 18 year old Paarl Gymnasium scholar was one of the stand-out players in the Junior Boks campaign and scored 42 points during the IRB Junior World Championship 2012, including 12 points in the final, won 22-16 by South Africa.
According to the CEO of the Blue Bulls Company, Barend van Graan, Pollard has been on their radar for more than two years.
“We encouraged, through our scouting process, a possible move to the Blue Bulls after his school studies way back in 2010, when Handrè played in the Grant Khomo Week for Under Sixteen players. What impressed us then was his cool head under pressure and the maturity of his general play and decision making. His performance during the JWC confirmed that potential and we are excited to have him in our structures later this year,” Van Graan said.
More information on the Vodacom Blue Bulls junior squad will be released later in the season, Van Graan confirmed.