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Steyn to replace Pollard at Bulls for Super rugby in 2020

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Pretoria based Super rugby team the Bulls have announced that former Springbok and Bulls star flyhalf Morne Steyn has agreed to play for the team again next year.

Steyn is the Bulls all-time leading points-scorer for the team (1449) and played in 124 matches for the Bulls.

The Bulls are the only South African Super rugby team that Steyn has played for and he will return for the 2020 Super rugby season.

The flyhalf also played 66 test matches for South Africa and scored 736 points.

Steyn left the Bulls in 2013 to join French Top 14 team Stade Francais.

Blue Bulls company spokesman Alfons Meyer, confirmed the signing, “It is great for us, he is a very experienced player who can still play at the highest levels. He knows the culture and passion of the Bulls as well as any one and will no doubt contribute massively, not only on the field, but also off it. We are very pleased to have him back in the Bull kraal,” Meyer said.

Meanwhile the Bulls have also announced that Springbok flyhalf Handré Pollard has agreed terms with French club, Montpellier.

Pollard, currently preparing in Melbourne with the Bulls squad to play the Rebels on Friday, indicated his intention to the BBC when a renewal of his contract came up for discussion.

The flyhalf, who has scored 581 points (nine tries, 110 penalties, 88 conversions and four drop goals) for the Bulls joined the franchise in 2013, straight out of school.

He has played 56 times for the Bulls thus far and became a Springbok in 2014. He also played 39 tests so far, amassing 339 points.

Blue Bulls Company CEO, Alfons Meyer said, “Handre has been a true servant for us for six years. He has been an outstanding asset, not only to the teams he played for, but also our supporters, to whom he endeared himself from early on with his attitude towards the Bulls. He will be missed for sure, but we cannot fault his decision to continue his career in France. We wish him well.”

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2 Comments

  1. Bomber

    14th May 2019 at 10:29 pm

    I wonder if that means Pollard is leaving for financial reasons?

    • John Jenkins

      16th May 2019 at 6:12 pm

      Indeed his is. 1.25 million Euro a season at Montpellier.

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