French giants want Steyn out?

2014-10-07 07:18
Morne Steyn (AFP Photo)
Cape Town - French Top 14 club Stade Francais are willing to release Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn from his contract, according to reports in French newspaper Midi Olympique.

Steyn has made just 15 appearances for the Parisian club since joining them on a three-year deal in October last year, with young Frenchman Jules Plisson the favoured choice at pivot.

It is understood that Stade would be willing to release Steyn from his contract provided they are able to reach an amicable agreement.

An unnamed Top 14 club are are believed to be interested in signing Steyn.

It's been a torrid year for 30-year-old Steyn, who also lost his place as first-choice Springbok flyhalf. He was dropped from the Bok side after failing to find touch late in the Rugby Championship game against Australia in Perth last month. It enabled the Wallabies to counter and score a winning try.

Since then, Handre Pollard and Pat Lambie have stepped up as the Springbok incumbents in the flyhalf position.

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