Handre Pollard, the fly-half for South Africa, will not be playing in the upcoming Globe Cup match against Ireland unless there is a final-minute injury crisis. Having said that, South Africa does anticipate lock Eben Etzebeth to be match for the game. Pollard was initially left out of the Globe Cup squad due to a calf dilemma but was named up as a replacement for injured hooker Malcolm Marx. According to Rassie Erasmus, the South Africa director of rugby, Pollard will only be chosen if there are a number of injuries. Pollard lately produced his return from injury in a Premiership Rugby Cup match for Leicester and will now have to have to catch up with the intensity of South Africa’s education sessions. Though Pollard will not be playing this weekend, South Africa plans to use him in the tournament.
On the other hand, Eben Etzebeth, who had sustained a shoulder injury against Scotland, is anticipated to be back in contention for the match against Ireland. The 31-year-old lock reacted nicely to his return to education and has been creating a swift recovery. South Africa has won their initially two matches of the Globe Cup against Scotland and Romania. Similarly, Ireland has also had a powerful start out to their campaign, winning their opening matches against Romania and Tonga.