Handre Pollard praised for kind moment with young fan [video]

Handre Pollard has been praised for his sweet interaction with a young Leicester Tigers fan at a recent match.

The Springbok flyhalf – who plays for the UK club – is a double Rugby World Cup-winning champion and firm fan favourite.


In a clip posted by Premiership Rugby, Handre Pollard was seen signing an autograph for a young Leicester Tigers fan following a match.

The young boy jumped up and down with excitement as his sports idol patiently signed a rugby ball and posed for a selfie with him.

In the comments section, many praised the 30-year-old for his kindness and humility when dealing with the public.

“Proudly South African. Raised with manners and respect”.

“Pollard, you are a real gentleman, and watching this makes me so proud to be a South African.”

“This is what he is: a champ, humble man, and friendly too.”

“Class act”

@premrugby That feeling when you meet your idol #GallagherPrem #HandrePollard #Rugby #LeicesterTigers #Tigers #Springboks ♬ Epic Music(863502) – Draganov89


Meanwhile, Handre Pollard has spoken of his joy after welcoming son Hunter Andre with his wife Marise earlier this month.

On social media, many followers how the newborn bears a striking resemblance to his famous father.

Hunter Andre’s name is also similar to Handre, who was named after his father, Andre Pollard, who is the principal of a Curro school in Pretoria.

Springbok Handre Pollard was seen bonding with his son Hunter Andre in this sweet video.
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According to ESPN, Andre captained the Paarl Gimnasium rugby first team in 1978 and was hailed as “one of the reasons the state school became one of the top sporting establishments in South Africa.”

Handre and Marise – who left South Africa in 2022 – welcomed their son in the UK, where they call the town of Market Harborough their home away from home.

Pollard spoke to Planet Rugby about returning to Leicester Tigers after the birth of his son. Unfortunately, this followed a 19-22 loss to rivals Bristol Bears. The defeat saw many club fans hurl insults at the players both on the pitch and on social media.

Reflecting on the experience, the Springbok said: “You get to experience quite a few highs and lows in rugby but Hunter’s birth by far exceeds anything I’ve experienced. It’s the biggest blessing ever.

He continued: “To go from that high to the disappointment of the Bristol defeat was a real rollercoaster of emotions. That loss shook us hard. We’ve got to react to it now.”