Marise Pollard’s love for SA: ‘My heart is full because I am home’

Marise Pollard’s love for SA: ‘My heart is full because I am home’

Handre Pollard’s wife, Marise revealed that her heart was full to be back home in South Africa, and enjoy her mom’s soup by the fireplace.

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Marise Pollard, the wife of Springboks flyhalf Handre Pollard, revealed that her “heart if full” because she returned home, via an Instagram post on Tuesday 4 June.


Handre Pollard’s wife, Marise expressed that her heart is so full to be back home in South Africa, after they returned from the UK. Handre and Marise live in the town of Market Harborough, in England. The pair moved to the UK in 2022, when Handre signed a R14 million-a-year contract with Leicester Tigers.

Marise reportedly hails from a farm near Bloemendal in the Eastern Cape. Taking to Instagram, she revealed that she is so happy to be home.

She shared photos of the sentimental things that made her happy such as her mom’s soup and more. Baby Hunter is also seen in the photos along with Handre. Take a look…

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“Rain falling on the farmhouse’s tin roof. Coffee in front of our big creaking windows. My mother’s mutton neck soup in front of the fireplace. My heart is full,” the caption read when translated to English.


This comes a few days after Marise announced that her family arrived in South Africa via an Instagram Story on 29 May. She shared a photo of Handre carrying their son, Hunter. The pair welcomed Hunter on 25 April. Marise announced her pregnancy shortly after the Springboks defeated the All Blacks in October 2023 to become double World Cup champions.

“Woke up in South Africa,” she wrote.

She also shared a selfie of herself and Handre revealing that they are happiest when they are at home.

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Handre and Marise’s son Hunter is the third Springboks baby born in 2024. This is the pair’s first child together. Eben and Anlia Etzebeth welcomed their first child, a baby girl to the world in January. Faf and Mine de Klerk then welcomed their first child, also a baby girl in February. Now, there’s one more on the way… Stacy Mbonambi, the wife of Springboks hooker Bongi Mbonambi, announced her pregnancy on Mother’s Day, 12 May. Bongi and Stacy already have two children together.

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