Handrè Pollard’s height, salary, wife, net worth, stats, age, current team

Handrè Pollard’s height, salary, wife, net worth, stats, age, current team

Ciku Njuguna
February 22, 2024 at 9:41 AM

Handré Pollard's position in the Springboks 2023 Rugby World Cup campaign and Leicester's 2023 Champions Cup make him one of the best players in the world. Dig in and discover what makes Springboks number 10 tick.

Leicester's Handré Pollard in action.
Leicester's Handré Pollard (l) runs out before a match against Leinster. On the right, Pollard (in green) jumps to take a high ball. Photo By Harry Murphy/Sportsfile/Adam Pretty/World Rugby.
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Pollard is one of the few active all-time leading performers in men's rugby. This article dives into the fly half's personal life and career highlights. Scroll down and learn more about the South African rugger star with the most drop goals.

Handrè Pollard’s profile summary

Full name

Handrè Pollard

Date of birth

11 March 1994


29 years old as of February 2024

Place of birth

Somerset West, South Africa


South African


189 centimetres (6'2")


98 kilograms (216.0 lbs)


Karen and Andre Pollard


Inneke van Niekerk

Relationship status



Marise Pollard


Somerset West Primary School

Paarl Gimnasium School

University of Pretoria


Professional rugby player

Test debut





Blue Bulls, Montpellier Hérault Rugby, Leicester Tigers, Springboks

Active years


Net worth

$3 million-$5 million

Social media pages


How old is Handrè Pollard?

The number 10 fly half Handrè Pollard (age 29 years as of February 2024) was born on the 11th of March 1994.

Biography facts about Handré Pollard.
Handré Pollard poses for a portrait during South Africa's Rugby World Cup photo call on September 15, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Ezra Shaw/World Rugby.
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What is Handrè Pollard’s height and weight?

According to his official profile on SA Rugby, Pollard is six feet and two inches tall (189 centimetres). He weighs 216.0 lbs (98 kilograms).

Handrè Pollard’s brief bio

Handrè was born to Karen and Andre Pollard in Somerset West, South Africa. In his own right, his father, Andre, was a rugby heavyweight in his time, captaining the 1978 Paarl Gimnasium first XV. His mother, Karen, teaches at the Curro Schools in Cape Town, South Africa. He has one sibling, Inneke van Niekerk.

The fly-half credits his father for an early introduction to the sport. Speaking to the Official Springbok YouTube channel, he said,

"My dad has a very big work ethic, so rugby was the one thing we could align with. Then, growing up, playing rugby was the sort of thing that gave me a lot of confidence. It is my comfort zone."

Handrè Pollard’s family

Throughout his career, the fly-half has been considered one of the most eligible bachelors in South Africa. Who is Handrè Pollard’s wife? Here is a timeline of his relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Marise Malherbe.

Leicester's Handré Pollard poses for a portrait.
Leicester's Handré Pollard poses for a portrait during the squad's photo call for the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season at Welford Road on December 22, 2022. Photo by David Rogers.
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How did Handrè Pollard meet his wife?

Like many modern relationships, the couple met on social media. The pair first interacted in 2013 on Facebook. At the time, as per her LinkedIn account, Marise was an Early Childhood Development (Foundation Phase) student at the University of Pretoria. On the other hand, Handrè played for the Blue Bulls.

Is Handrè Pollard married?

Handrè married Marise Pollard at the Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm near Stellenbosch, South Africa. Reports suggest that the wedding date may have been towards the tail end of 2017 or the start of 2018. However, a 6th-anniversary post on Pollard's Instagram account revealed that the actual date was the 9th of December, 2017.

How long have Handrè Pollard and his wife been together?

As of February 2023, the teenage sweethearts have been together for six years. Recent updates on his Instagram account reveal that Handrè Pollard and his wife are expecting their first child together.

Handrè Pollard and Marise Pollard.
Handrè and his wife Marise Pollard. Phoyo by @handrepollard.
Source: Instagram


The fly-half attended Somerset West Primary School, where he actively played rugby, earning a provincial call-up. He joined Paarl Gimnasium School on a scholarship and later played for the University of Pretoria.


From primary school, Pollard committed himself to the sport he now dominates. Sports Brief has sourced data from authoritative sources such as Handrè Pollard’s All Rugby and SA Rugby profiles to bring you, the fan, details of his career. Have a look at the details of his journey to rugby stardom.

What number does Handrè Pollard play in?

The Springboks player occupies the number 10 position on the South African national rugby team. While he wore the number at the 2023 RWC tournament, he wore the wrong jersey to the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match against Japan.

What position does Handrè Pollard play in?

According to All Rugby, he has occupied fly-half and inside-centre positions throughout his career. His primary position is the fly-half, which he has played in over 140 matches.

South Africa Springboks' Handrè Pollard in action.
Handrè Pollard (front) of the South Africa Springboks kicks the ball during a test match against the British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium on August 07, 2021. Photo by David Rogers.
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Handrè Pollard’s teams

At the start of his junior career, Pollard played in the Under-13 Craven Week competition for Western Province. He represented the team at the Under-16 Grant Khomo Week and the Under-18 Craven Week tournaments. His entry into senior teams began with the Blue Bulls, Montpellier, and Leicester Tigers.

Handrè Pollard’s club career stats

Handrè Pollard’s current team is the Leicester Tigers in England's Premiership Rugby. As of February 2024, he had scored 245 points for the Tigers. Here is a summary of his teams over the years.







Blue Bulls












Leicester Tigers






Leicester's Handré Pollard in action.
Leicester's Handré Pollard in action during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against the Exeter Chiefs on April 16, 2023, in Leicester, England. Photo by David Rogers.
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Handrè Pollard’s international career stats

Pollard's international career began with a call-up to the Junior Springboks team in 2012. He also later received call-ups to the Under-20 teams. Have a look at a summary of his performance statistics as of February 2024.



Test debut

June 2014





Success percentage



Who was the Man of the Match in the 2023 England vs South Africa rugby match? In addition to the MOTM award, he is ranked among the players with the most penalties, drop goals and points of all time in the Men's RWC. Here is a summary of his awards as of February 2024.

  • 2014 IRB Junior World Championship Young Player of the Year
  • 2014 SARU Player of the Year Award nominee
  • 2019 BBCo's Player of the Year
Handrè Pollard of the South Africa Springboks in action.
Handrè Pollard of the South Africa Springboks in action during the RWC match against England at Stade de France on October 21, 2023, in Paris, France. Photo by David Rogers.
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Frequently asked questions

What are some interesting facts about Handrè Pollard? The fly-half received his first provincial call-up in primary school. Here are more facts about his personal and professional life.

1. How much is Handrè Pollard’s salary?

Various sources reveal that the number 10 player for the Springboks is the highest-paid SA rugby player. According to Rugby365, Handrè Pollard’s annual salary is allegedly $1,6 million as of February 2024. The Daily Mail states he receives $757,275 annually from Leicester Tigers.

2. What is Handrè Pollard’s net worth?

According to Edudwar, Pollard's financial portfolio is valued at about $5 million. Other sources suggest that his net worth ranges between 1.5 million and $3 million, making him one of the richest SA rugby players.

3. Is Handrè Pollard on Instagram?

Handrè Pollard has an active presence on Instagram, where he shares videos and photos. As of February 2024, he has 416,000 followers on the account.

South Africa's Handrè Pollard in action.
South Africa's Handrè Pollard in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup match against Scotland at St James Park on October 03, 2015, in England. Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images.
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Final word

Handrè Pollard is a gem in the South African rugby scene. Other than representing his country through the Springboks, the fly-half is flying the South African flag high in the England Premiership.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.
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