Who is Marise Pollard: Wife of Springboks point-machine Handre

Marise Pollard has been married to Springbok star Handre since December 2017 and she has even relocated to England with the flyhalf after his move to Leicester.


The couple have been dating since all the way back in 2013 while Marise was a student at the University of Pretoria and Handre was breaking through the ranks at the Bulls.WHO IS MARISE POLLARD?
Marise was born to Gideon and Tanya Malherbe on 3 March 1996 and she grew up on the family farm near Bloemendal in the Eastern Cape.

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She is part of a family of five with two younger brothers Fanie and Richard coming along after her to join the Malherbe brood.

Marise Pollard would go on to attend Paarl Girls’ High School. After she matriculated she enrolled in the University of Pretoria to study a BED – ECD Foundation Phase Teaching graduating in 2018.The couple were married in a stunning ceremony at the Cavalli Estate, located in the Cape winelands.

Marise donned a classic white wedding gown and flowing veil that swept down to the floor accented with transparent back covered in jewellery, while the groom wore a simple black tux, brown tie and shoes cutting a handsome figure.

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The Pollard’s enjoyed an exotic getaway for their honeymoon, enjoying a trip to Labadee, Haiti.

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Marise has built a following as a fitness blogger and amateur athlete enjoying marathon running, cycling and tennis.

She enjoys a role as a brand ambassador for fitness clothing line Burnt and has won national championship gold in her own sporting pursuits.

The couple have adopted several dogs since getting together, and both of them love their four-legged furry family members.