Handre Pollard: Check match rugby is about successful, not entertaining


Flyhalf Handre Pollard as stated successful is the precedence for South Africa, not taking part in entertaining rugby, in response to continued criticism of the Springboks’ fashion of play.

The world champions, who defeated the British & Irish Lions 2-1 of their latest sequence, have been roundly criticised for what’s perceived as a boring fashion that focuses on kicking to win territory over expansive backline play.

Nonetheless, with South Africa making ready to face Argentina of their second Rugby Championship fixture in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, Pollard stated getting the fitting outcomes was all that mattered

“Everybody has received their manner of taking part in rugby that they assume is the fitting manner,” Pollard informed reporters.

“For us, it isn’t about entertaining. Check match rugby is about successful. In the mean time, we’re doing fairly effectively, so for now, if it isn’t damaged, there isn’t any want to repair it.

“We’ll simply hold doing what we’re doing and folks can criticise as a lot as they need. We consider in it and that is the one factor that issues.”

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The Springboks delight themselves on their set-piece and whereas the line-out is a selected energy Pollard stated they weren’t specializing in the brand new trial ’50/22′ rule from World Rugby.

The rule permits attacking groups to get the line-out throw-in if a kick from their very own half bounces as soon as earlier than going out within the opposition 22-metre space.

“We have had a dialogue about it, however it’s not one thing that we’ll go searching for,” Pollard stated. “If it occurs, then it is nice as a result of it’s going to be a bonus, however we’re not going to vary our kicking sport.

“We will keep on with what we all know and what we consider in. If the chance presents itself, we’ll go for it and presumably take it.”

South Africa beat Argentina 32-12 of their Rugby Championship opener on the identical venue final weekend.

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