Handre Pollard: I am excited to join Leicester Tigers, to be a part of this great group of players

Handre pollard signed for Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers will welcome World Cup-winning fly-half Handré Pollard to the club ahead of the 2022/23 season. 

In an announcement on their website, Leicester said the 2019 World Cup winner will be available for the 2022/23 season and will make the move from French club, Montpellier. 

Handre Pollard has 60 caps for the Springboks since making his debut in 2014 against Scotland while still a member of the SA U20 squad

27-year-old fly-half has scored over 600 points in green and gold.

“I am excited to join Leicester Tigers, to be a part of this great group of players at a special club and challenge myself, test my limits and be the very best I can be for the team,” he said. 

“The club is going brilliantly at the moment and I know there is an expectation to continue that, to keep getting better because getting to the top is hard but staying there is even harder.

“There are bigger deals on the table, but I’ve made this decision to work with Steve [Borthwick] and to be a part of an unreal, great club at Leicester Tigers which has such a great history,” Pollard added.

Pollard is world-class pivot with a wealth of experience said Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick

“Handré is a world-class flyhalf who brings with him a wealth of experience from Super Rugby, Top14 and international rugby,” said the former England international.

“He is a World Cup winner who has been highly sought-after from clubs all over the globe. But, most pleasingly, he sees Leicester Tigers as the club for him.

“What has impressed me most in our dealings with him has been his desire to be a part of what we are building at this club but also his desire to develop, learn and grow as a player and person.

“This is a very exciting signing for the club and one I hope Leicester Tigers fans are excited about.”

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