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By Thami Kwazi

Lifestyle Print Editor

Handré Pollard’s bae Marise is kicking to victory on the fashion pitch

Handré and Marise Pollard, are South African Rugby Royalty. Take a look at Marise's most fashionable moments.

It’s Bok weekend and amid all excitement and patriotism, we also are curious about the personal lives of our boys in green and gold.

Her fly-half husband, Handré may be in the spotlight, but Marise Pollard holds her own in the world of sports and fashion.

She’s previously won gold in the South African National Championships and is a well-known fitness blogger, whose Instagram not only reveals her healthy lifestyle, but also her love for travel, nature, and of obviously her husband.

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Fan-favorite Handré plays for the Leicester Tigers in English’s Premiership Rugby league in England, where they live.

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Eastern Cape-born 27-year-old Marise studied BED – ECD Foundation Phase Teaching in 2018 and enjoys cycling, tennis, and marathon running.

ALSO READ: Flyhalf Pollard an ‘option’ for Springboks Rugby World Cup call-up

Handré beamed when speaking of how wonderful Marise is as a preschool teacher and how well she interacts with her young students.

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Speaking to SuperSport, Hande said he met Marise in his matric year, and when she was in grade 11, in 2012. They started dating soon after and their love blossomed into a permanent union.

Pollard proposed on a small beach in Hermanus and the couple has been rugby royalty ever since.

They honeymooned in New York and the Caribbean.

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Marise is one of the most admired WAGs (wives and girlfriends of high-profile sportsmen and women) in the world. She’s living the dream life of love, travel and not being married to one of the highest-paid South African rugby players, but easily holds her own when it comes to style and fashion.

We take a look at some of her top fashion looks:

The beginning

Although the couple has been married for five years, fans still want to know what Marise wore on her wedding day.

Marise’s wedding gown is a well-crafted work of art, with a floaty satin bodice and a sheer low-ride back that is hand-beaded and timeless.

She wore a lower veil that was attached to her loosely pinned hair. The dress style is classic, and elegant and can be worn with confidence. She added pearl drop earrings to keep it modest.

Pretty in pink

Marise poses in a Fuschia Lenalisa flared A-line gown. The angular-shouldered gown has a large bow on the side, a tapered waist, and a wider skirt.

She embellishes the look with strappy orange square heels and an orange bag.

Her hair is slick and pulled back into a low bun.

The designer has created garments for celebrities such as actress Leandie du Randt and Mine Van Niekerk, the wife of Boks player Faf de Klerk.

Flower power

She wears a three-quarter floral dress with a slit and criss-crossed white slides during a trip to the Maldives.

The strappy floral summer dress is one of the strongest styles for the 2023 spring-to-summer season, and Marise is on trend.

She wears her hair slicked back and parted in the middle to draw attention to the outfit.

Sheer beauty

In a captivating image, she wears a sheer shirt, with a black bodice underneath, pairing it with light blue ripped boyfriend jeans and black ankle strap shoes.

One of her best accessories with this look is red lipstick, adding a touch of mystery to the overall look. The outfit is credited to ZOËT SA, while she poses with Anzél Rabie.

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