Currie Cup

Fleck: Pollard deadly on attack

2014-10-15 14:01
Robbie Fleck (Gallo)
Cape Town - Western Province backline coach Robbie Fleck says they are well aware of the threat Handre Pollard could pose in their Currie Cup semi-final at Newlands on Saturday.

Pollard, who starred at flyhalf for the Springboks in the recent Rugby Championship, is allowed to play in the Currie Cup because he is not a contracted Bok.

"Handre is playing with a lot of confidence and brings his team-mates into play. We'll have to be aware of that," Fleck told Die Burger. "He is an exceptional player having a stellar season."

Meanwhile, the Bulls are considering picking Pollard at inside centre for Saturday's clash.

Centre Burger Odendaal broke his arm against Griquas last weekend and has been ruled out for 2 months, which could see Pollard playing inside centre, with Jacques-Louis Potgieter keeping the No 10 jersey.

Ludeke could also decide to start with Pollard at flyhalf, with Ulrich Beyers moving from fullback to inside centre and Jesse Kriel starting at No 15.

"Pollard is not a traditional Bulls flyhalf," said Fleck. "He brings something different on attack by attacking the advantage line. He is deadly in that first channel."

Kick-off for Saturday's clash is scheduled for 17:00.


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