Springboks choose against picking late call-up Pollard for Ireland match – The Namibian

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South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus mentioned on Monday fly-half Handre Pollard is not going to characteristic in opposition to Eire of their keenly-awaited Rugby World Cup Pool B match this weekend.

Pollard, 29, has changed injured hooker Malcolm Marx within the squad with the inconsistent Manie Libbok the one recognised stand-off within the group.

Pollard scored 22 factors within the Springboks’ 32-12 World Cup remaining victory over England 4 years in the past and had initially been ignored of this squad resulting from a calf difficulty.

“He will certainly not be chosen this week other than if there are two or three accidents,” Erasmus advised reporters.

“He’s solely simply joined us as we speak.

“He should rise up to hurry with the depth of our coaching classes, get by them and slot in properly.

“We’ve solely performed two video games of this World Cup so I’m fairly certain any person will press on his button and use him however not this weekend,” he added.

Former Springboks head coach Erasmus has been linked with a transfer to the Irish Rugby Soccer Union as efficiency director changing David Nucifora, who’s stepping down after subsequent yr’s Olympics.

Present Boks head coach Jacques Nienaber is heading to Dublin after the match to affix Leinster.

Each Erasmus and Nienaber have been just about inseparable, they have been additionally collectively at Leinster’s nice rivals Munster within the 2016-17 season.

“I gained’t be following Jacques,” Erasmus mentioned.

“There’s no fact in that.

“I’m unsure the place that has began, I haven’t chatted to them,” the 50-year-old added.

Lock Eben Etzebeth missed Sunday’s win over Romania after injuring his shoulder in September 10’s win over Scotland.

“He reacted nicely final week,” Springboks assistant coach Deon Davids mentioned.

“He shall be in rivalry for this week,” he added.

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