LIVE

    Boks, Bulls receive Pollard boost

    2017-05-30 11:27

    Pretoria - There is good news for both the Bulls and the Springboks as flyhalf Handre Pollard returns to training this week. 

    Having missed the entire 2016 season with a knee injury, Pollard has had another nightmare year after he suffered an ankle injury back in April. 

    It has see him miss the last five Super Rugby matches and, more significantly, it ruled him out of the Springbok mix for the three June Tests against France. 

    But word from the Bulls camp on Monday was that Pollard is back in training. 

    With the international break having now begun, Pollard has until June 30 to get fit and ready for the Bulls' clash against the Sharks in Durban. 

    They then play the Kings at Loftus the following weekend before ending their campaign at home to tjhe Stormers. 

    If Pollard can get through those matches unscathed, then he will surely be a part of the Springbok set-up when the Rugby Championship kicks off in August. 

    The Springboks are currently having their depth at flyhalf seriously tested, with Pat Lambie also ruled out of the France series with another concussion. 

    Lions playmaker Elton Jantjies is the favourite to wear the No 10 jersey against France at Loftus on June 10, while Frans Steyn is another option. 

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk

    Fixtures

    Friday, 30 June 2017
    • Sharks v Bulls, Growthpoint Kings Park 19:00
    Saturday, 01 July 2017
    • Jaguares v Kings, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 01:05
    • Cheetahs v Stormers, Toyota Stadium 15:05
    • Lions v Sunwolves, Emirates Airlines Park 17:15
    Friday, 07 July 2017
    • Reds v Brumbies, Suncorp Stadium 11:45
    • Force v Rebels, nib Stadium 13:55

    Results

    09 June 2017
    03 June 2017
    02 June 2017
    28 May 2017
    27 May 2017
    26 May 2017
    21 May 2017
    20 May 2017
    19 May 2017
    13 May 2017
    12 May 2017
    06 May 2017
    05 May 2017
    30 April 2017
    29 April 2017
    28 April 2017
    22 April 2017
    21 April 2017
    15 April 2017
    14 April 2017
    09 April 2017
    08 April 2017
    07 April 2017
    02 April 2017
    01 April 2017
    31 March 2017
    25 March 2017
    24 March 2017
    18 March 2017
    17 March 2017
    11 March 2017
    10 March 2017
    04 March 2017
    03 March 2017
    02 March 2017
    25 February 2017
    24 February 2017
    23 February 2017

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    SA Rugby need to cut two Super Rugby teams for next year's tournament. Help them out!

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.