Handre Pollard to leave Bulls, Morne Steyn to return

The Bulls have confirmed that Handre Pollard will leave them after this year’s Rugby World Cup while Morne Steyn will return to the Pretoria-based side.

Pollard has been linked with a move to Top 14 outfit Montpellier and new Bulls CEO Alfons Meyer told Netwerk24 that although they did their best to retain Pollard’s services, they were unsuccessful.

“It’s one of those things but we’ve got no chance to compete with the pound and euro,” he said.

Meanwhile, Steyn will end a six-year stint at Stade Francais to return to the Bulls on a two-year deal.

“Even Rassie (Erasmus, Springbok coach) thinks it’s a good acquisition. With Handre going to France, it means Manie Libbok is the only flyhalf remaining in our group,” Meyer told Sport24.

“Morne is very experienced and he can be a very good mentor for Manie.”