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SA Springboks face set back with Pollard set to miss Championship

PRETORIA, (The Southern African Times) – South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard faces “several months” on the sidelines after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligaments while playing for French Top14 side Montpellier on Friday.

The 2019 World Cup winner was carried off the field on a stretcher during the 41-17 loss to Racing 92 and scans have now revealed the severity of the injury.

Pollard’s control at flyhalf is key to the Boks’ game-plan but his injury will provide his deputy in the team, Elton Jantjies, a chance to stake a claim for the number 10 jersey against the Lions.

It is the second time Pollard has been sidelined with a serious knee injury having missed the entire 2016 season with a similar complaint.

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