WP fan fury at Pollard poach

2012-07-04 12:47
Handre Pollard (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Promising Baby Boks flyhalf Handre Pollard's signing for the Bulls has left Pretoria supporters smiling - and WP fans reeling in shock.

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Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about Paarl Gimnasium No 10 Pollard signing for the Bulls:

"What a waste of talent...That now makes it Hougaard, Sadie, Engelbrecht and Pollard! All of them exciting backline players."
- Steyts

"Why WP Why? If I was your CEO, I would have done everything in my power to keep this talent in WP rugby." - Nicolette Louw

"The management at WP are clearly fast asleep or have no idea of what talent is... Well done WPRU!"
- Steyts

"WP bosses must resign!" - Kalawa Sledgehammer

"Nice acquisition, Bulls." - Tom.Tardis

"This is what the Bulls do... Spot talent, nurture it and make them champs!"
- WernerZA

"Pollard will be the Bulls' number 2 next year. A 19 year old can't ask for more. What would have happened to him at WP? All those young flyhalves with no future. Francis, van Aswegen, Catrawhatever and whoever else." - Harold Lloyd

"WP may breed talent, but the Bulls perfect it. Go Pollard u biscuit!" - TT

"This just shows that the Bulls are the Manchester United of SA Rugby. Players go there as they know the Bulls have the best structures and know they will excel."
- Luke Sportify

"Soon we will be calling the Bulls team 'Stormers B'!"
- Deon

"Who actually wants to live in Pretoria, they must be paying him a fortune." - D

"It's sad to see a talented youngster go, but let's be honest now you can't keep everyone. When will the rest of the country just acknowledge that the Cape is a talent factory! There'll always be another one. Watch out for Timo Swiel!" - Enrico Oosthuizen

"Another bad choice made by a promising youngster. Didn't he learn anything from what happened to Sadie?" - Bossie Delport

"Congrats BBRU! If you snooze you lose - After all you guys are in desperate need of a decent flyhalf." - Pomene Stormers

"Pollard is 100% better than Morne ever was, and he can kick. Go join your mates in Japan now, Morne." - Danny Zulberg

"The breeding ground cannot keep everything. That is why RSA rugby exists because of WP rugby culture, so we share with other who don't have. There are plenty more players coming through from the WP creche moenie worry nie. Just think if WP kept all their players, there would be no opposition."
- Province Poppies

"This is why Stormers really need to win the the Super15. Maybe then we'll be able to hang on to our players."
- James Parker
"Happens, Professional sport. Should see how bad it is in basketball, American Footbal and baseball. Over the years it will just get worse. Get use to it. Gone are the days of playing with pride for your town. It is all about money now. Just look at how many people are going overseas. Same thing." - Lean Sadie

"There will be more to this story, the new laws state that the Bulls have to approach WP before talking to the youngster and that WP must have first opportunity to keep him in the Province! Two weeks ago WP said they had not been approached by the Bulls and as far as they knew Pollard would be staying!"
- Jason

Handre Pollard joins a growing list of promising WP youngsters to sign with the Bulls. (Gallo Images)

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