The Vodacom Bulls and Blue Bulls Company has urged their fans to support the nomination of Handré Pollard as the IRB Junior Player of the Year by voting for the flyhalf.
Pollard was on Tuesday confirmed as one of four nominees for the Award, with the winner set to be announced following the final at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. He already has a Junior World Championship winners’ medal to his name from South Africa’s success on home soil in 2012. Pollard now holds the responsibility of captaincy in what is his third experience of the tournament. With maturity beyond his years, the Vodacom Bulls flyhalf is not only a calming influence on his teammates but also a natural leader. In the semi-final he became both the leading point scorer at JWC 2014 and also in the competition’s history. Pollard’s performances in the tournament has led some to suggest him as a possible bolter for South Africa’s squad for RWC 2015.
The management of the 12 teams involved in the IRB Junior World Championship 2014 in New Zealand voted on their top three players after each round with votes tallied to provide the shortlist of nominees.
The public now has the chance to vote on this shortlist on the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/irbjuniors. The results of the public poll will be considered, along with the original votes, when finalising the winner.