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Cape Town –Handre PollardjoiningMontpellierwill prime him perfectly for a third World Cup when it is held on French soil in 2023.

Already a key influencer for theSpringboksin their charge to the RWC 2019 title in Japan, ex-Bulls stalwart Pollard could also be at the peak of his rugby life – he’d be aged 29 – when they defend the Webb Ellis Cup in four years’ time.

So says specialist kicking expert and former Springbok and SA Sevens player Vlok Cilliers, who is about to embark on an enticing French challenge of his own: he will advise the Les Bleus backline players in that capacity for their crack at the 2020 Six Nations from fairly early in the New Year.

Cilliers has been roped in to help by new French head coach and former Test scrumhalf Fabien Galthie, a Western Province team-mate of his in the mid-1990s.

“When you consider their importance to the trophy win in Japan and how vital

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