Bulls flyhalf Morne Steyn’s Springbok passion still burns bright


Veteran Bulls flyhalf Morne Steyn has opened up on his ambitions to renew enjoying for the Springboks through the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour.

Steyn’s spectacular type since returning to the Bulls from Stade Francais has had him included within the Springbok alignment camps for the Lions sequence.

The 36-year-old – hero of the 2009 sequence towards the Lions when he kicked a long-range successful penalty within the second Take a look at match – gained the final of his 66 Take a look at caps towards New Zealand in Durban in 2016.

Talking to TimesLive, Steyn revealed that whereas it has been 5 years since his final recreation for the Springboks, he’s nonetheless eager to earn his place within the staff.

‘Positively‚ I believe for any participant in South Africa at any union the dream and the motivation is at all times to play for the Springboks,’ Steyn stated.

‘Taking part in for the Boks will at all times be the case for me till I dangle up my boots. I positively need to play for the Springboks once more and it is likely one of the issues that inspire me as a result of I’m a really aggressive man. Wherever I’m enjoying‚ I need to be the most effective flyhalf on the sector.

‘Once I got here again to the Bulls I stated I’m not coming again to sit down on the bench. I’m right here to be the most effective No 10 and that can at all times be my aim.’

The Springboks’ incumbent flyhalf, Handre Pollard, not too long ago returned from a long-term knee damage together with his French staff Montpellier, whereas Elton Jantjies can also be presently enjoying in France after becoming a member of Pau on a short-term mortgage deal from the Lions.

Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Photos


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