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Cape Town - The message from Sport24 readers to Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer couldn't be clearer: Drop Morne Steyn or face the sack!

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Steyn's once reliable kicking radar appears to have gone haywire as he managed to convert only one of six attempts against New Zealand at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last Saturday.

There was a backlash by Sport24 readers, who believed the flyhalf had cost the Springboks the Test.

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Here's what Sport24 readers had to say about Steyn's performance:

"Heyneke Meyer Is well on his way to becoming the least successful coach in more than 100 years of Springbok rugby. His persistent refusal to include a goal kicker in the side allows the opposition to illegally spoil Springbok play with impunity." - John Burchard

"Good performance from the forwards that was disappointingly butchered by our lame backline." - Dean Greeves

"I don't want to see Morne again in a Bok jersey." - Jannes Bothma

"Morne should no longer be the first choice flyhalf.  He hasn't been on form for a while now and lost the game for us. Not only did he miss those vital penalties but he constantly kicked away possession." - Clinton Haronga

"Morne has not kicked consistently well for a long time now. He was very reliable in past and only got into the Springbok team for his kicking. He may get his confidence back again and may get his form back again but perhaps he needs a break. Find a new reliable kicker in the meanwhile." - MBE

"I hope HM takes the emotion out of his decision and let common sense and sanity prevail by allowing MS to rest."
- Eben de Jongh

"I think Morne and Heyneke should both throw in the towel." - R Adams

"He is only a good kicker, not a good flyhalf, he never has been and never will be. When his kicking is off form he must be dropped." - Roy Brophy

"Morne must not be crucified. He is not the only player in the team who played badly, there are 14 other players who also performed poorly."
- Nico v Dyk

"Morne unfortunately, is out of form and he should get sent back to the Currie Cup to work his way back to the Green and Gold." - Ando Gagiano

"Morne will have to be permanently subbed from the starting 22. He is not on form at all! Bad kicking missing 4! If this is his so called speciality Heyneke could choose Dean Greyling to kick at goal." - Hough Heinrich

"We are tired of losing because of coaches' personal feelings towards players. It was the same with Div and John at the end! Man up, it is our team not yours! Steyn has had enough chances to redeem himself!"
- Karl Strauss

"Patrick Lambie is not a fullback, he should be playing flyhalf for the Springboks."
- CJ

"Is Elton Jantjies is not good enough, or is he not the right colour?" - Nolan

"Peter Grant was the best kicker in the Super 15, and deserved a chance."
- RA

"Heyneke Meyer is right that its not only about goal kicking. Our back line looked rejuvenated with Goosen, Steyns defense is very lacking and his tactical kicking is extremely poor. He deserves no more chances and no spot in a Springbok squad at this point in time." - Jan Seegers

"Anyone but Steyn."
- RRV Hobson


Morne Steyn: time for a change? (Gallo Images)

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