EXCLUSIVE: Pollard talks about "that phone call" - the one that brought him back to Boks

rugby02 April 2024 09:01

It came like a thunderbolt out of the blue.

Handre Pollard received the call he had hoped he would get after being left out of the initial World Cup squad, but never thought would come.

After all, Pollard admits himself he had resigned himself to becoming a Springbok fan for the duration of the tournament.

And it caught him so off-guard that he thought Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus was kidding. And had to message him again.

While a glimpse of this was seen in Chasing the Sun 2, this exclusive clip gives us some insight - from Pollard himself - just on how the moment happened that brought the ice-in-his-veins flyhalf back into the Bok fold.

Listen to Pollard tell the story himself and how surprised he was that he was called up after all - especially as it came after the injury to Malcolm Marx.