Pollard is Junior World Player of Year

20th Jun 2014, 11:16

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U20 gong: Handré Pollard

U20 gong: Handré Pollard

South Africa fly-half Handré Pollard has been named IRB Junior Player of the Year, edging three rivals to claim the award on Friday.

South Africa fly-half Handré Pollard has been named Junior Player of the Year, seeing off three rivals to claim the award in New Zealand on Friday.

England wing Nathan Earle, Ireland centre Garry Ringrose and New Zealand wing Tevita Li were beaten to the award by the Baby Boks captain.

South Africa lost the JWC final 21-20 to England.