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Handré Pollard insures kicking foot for whopping R2m

Pollard's most prized possession has been covered just in time for the most important 8 weeks of his life.

Handré Pollard. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOAHANNESBURG - Mariah Carey insured her legs, David Beckham his whole body, Fernando Alonso his thumbs and Ugly Betty's America Ferrera her signature smile and now Handré Pollard's kicking foot has been insured for a whopping R2 million.

The South African star flyhalf's most prized possession has been covered just in time for the most important eight weeks of his life.

Phil Donnelly, Sales & Marketing Director at Bidvest Insurance says that with the competition ahead the move could be a matter of national importance.

Donnelly continued, "Handré is a key member of the national team and we want to ensure that we're getting behind our boys over the next eight weeks and literally putting our money where our mouth is, in insurance".

On Saturday Japan has caused the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history by beating the Springboks 34-32 in their opening game of the tournament.

The Boks outscored the Brave Blossoms by four tries to three, but that wasn't enough, as Japan beat South Africa for the very first time.

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