Pollard could start for Boks

2014-06-25 07:44
Handré Pollard (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Handré Pollard could start at flyhalf for the Springboks when they tackle Scotland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, Die Burger's website reports.

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer must pick a new starting flyhalf for the game after Morné Steyn was released to his French club, Stade Francais.

Johan Goosen would have been the likely candidate to take over, but his knee has reportedly not healed enough for him to start.

Marnitz Boshoff is the other flyhalf in the squad, but he has also struggled with an ankle injury.

Ruan Pienaar could also be utilised at No 10, but if Tuesday's practice was anything to go by, then Pollard is likely to make his Test debut.

He recently led the Baby Boks to the IRB Junior World Championship final in New Zealand, where they lost 21-20 to England at Eden Park.

Pollard was named IRB Junior World Player of the Year following the tournament.

The Bok team will be named later on Wednesday.

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