The papers are lit up with Pollards name after getting through a full match and helping Leicester win away from home in France. I did see much of Pollard in the highlights to determine whether he had a great game or if it was just a poor French side.
None of the other Franchises are playing the boks preferred 10 in their current position.
As it stands
Goosen: Had a few poor games at 10 and has been shifted to fullback or to the bench. Not sure when he will get a decent run at 10.
Willemse: The boks preferred back up 10 and played a number of games for the boks at 10 has been playing at 12 and 15 for the stormers all season. Is yet to come on as a 10. We saw this weekend that Sacha were given the reighns. It shows that the Stormer don't rate him as a 10 and prefer to have him at 15 and maybe 12.
Libbok: Nailed down the 10 jersey at the stormers. Still making some errors, but he is instrumental in how the Stormers play and attack. His defence is okay.
Jantjies: No idea where he has gone too and I think his time is up for the boks.
Lombardi / Hendrikse: not taking much note with these two players as they seem to be in a very week team and not dictating the matches
Bosch: The forgotten bok 10. It is hard to believe he is only 24 and have been around for ages. However, the Sharks have turned a corner now that he is back to full fitness. Very talented 10 but one always feels that he is one tackle away from collapsing or losing his head in a crucial game. He is super talented, long ranging kicks, good of the tee, fantastic speed and super quick in attack. Passing is good, defence is a big question mark and whether he can physical.
I think, right now the boks should opt for Libbok, Pollard and Willemse.
I like Goosen before his knee injury and he would have been my preferred started. Can play a bunch of positions too, but I'm worried about both Pollard and Goosen and whether they can make the World Cup or would be the form picks.
Willemse hasn't played 10 at all for his franchise. That mantle is going to Sacha by the looks of it.