WATCH: Handre Pollard’s WWE-esque back body drop takes out two Gloucester players
In a crazy moment in the Premiership clash between Leicester Tigers and Gloucester, Handre Pollard took out two Gloucester players with a WWE-esque move.
A closely fought match between the Tigers and Cherry and Whites saw the sides head into the break level at 0-0.
While the scoreboard might suggest a dreary affair, the clash was jampacked with exciting moments as the two sides threw everything at one another.
A particularly intriguing moment occurred shortly after half-time when Springbok fly-half Pollard covered a kick inside his 22.
Gloucester swung the ball wide to Ben Meehan inside their own half.
The scrum-half opted to kick the ball through and chased it along with winger Ollie Thorley.
Pollard got back to cover the ball, and as he scooped it up, Meehan gripped the South African over his back.
He stood upright and lifted Meehan off the ground, with the Gloucester player’s boot catching his teammate Thorley in the face.
Thorley cops a nasty boot to the face too. pic.twitter.com/kDkQyaNZnF
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) March 12, 2023
Pollard hitting top form
The Rugby World Cup winner joined Leicester from Montpellier at the start of the season. He made his debut for the side back in October but sustained an injury in his first game.
He recovered in time to feature for the side one more time before the end of the year. Pollard earned his first start for the Tigers against Sale on December 31 and scored his first try for the side in that fixture.
Last week against Bath, he scored 21 points for the Tigers in their 48-27 victory. He scored a try, kicked all five of his attempted conversions and added two penalties.
He is now getting regular game time with the Premiership champions and looks to be hitting top form once again.
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