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Bulls back 'tough' Steyn

2012-06-26 23:01

Cape Town - Bulls team manager Wynie Strydom says he is sure embattled Springbok flyhalf Morné Steyn will return to top form for the Bulls in Super Rugby.

Steyn had a dreadful recent Test series against England. Despite the South Africans winning the series 2-0 many believe Steyn's poor goal-kicking cost South Africa an easy series clean-sweep. He missed 12 of 22 kicks at goal during the series while his general play was also below-par.

But Strydom believes Steyn will make things right when the Bulls tackle the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

"Morné is very tough mentally. I am confident that he will be at his best," Strydom told Beeld.

"He's still the same player as the young lad that first pitched up here at the Bulls. Of all the wonderful things he achieved in his career, none of it went to his head.

"Therefore I believe with Vlokkie (Cilliers, Bulls kicking coach) in the picture again, he'll be right on the money again come Saturday."

The Bulls will be eager to get back to winning ways after three successive losses against the Highlanders, Chiefs and Stormers.

They are currently fifth on the overall log and second in the South African conference with 49 points.

The clash at Loftus kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday.

Sport24

Comments
  • salomon.vanderwath - 2012-06-26 23:12

    I hope he will not, because than he will not be replaced in the Springbok squad.

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-06-26 23:22

      Does Wynie imply that form is more important for Steyn when he plays for the Bulls?

      Benny - 2012-06-27 05:21

      Salomon ek sal like om jou n pakslae te gee.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-27 06:04

      Salomon, I sincerely hope he finds form, because it is quite obvious we are going to be stuck with him as our flyhalf until the cows come home. Or the Bulls... and if he plays for the Boks, he needs to be in some kind of form. I am not sure 3 matches is enough for him to play himself back into some kind of form - he's been struggling since the Bulls went on the tour.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 06:21

      Idiot.

      bloudaan.blou - 2012-06-27 06:40

      @salomon Ek kan jou waarborg Morne gaan binnekort weer homself wees en almal se bekke toe skop, en dit sluit die four nations ook in. Watch...!!!! Wat hy nou beleef het al met die meeste skoppers in die wereld gebeur.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 07:06

      More Daan,jys darem baie stil,wat gaan aan?? Morne sukkel bietjie baie hierdie seisoen,dalk kort hy n breek,net my opinie. Goed gaan

      bloudaan.blou - 2012-06-27 07:30

      @Lionel Ja ek was bietjie stil, dinge het my besig gehou dat ek nie veel by my rekenaar kon uitkom nie. Lekker dag vir jou my maat :-)

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-27 07:31

      Thanks to Wynie for bringing some sanity ! Because Wynie is alway calm and collective, people tend to think he is unable to express emotions.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:42

      Calm and collected haha have u seen that boytjie 10 seconds away from a stroke every time the game is close? He is the reason I watch bulls rugby

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 08:19

      Jy ook Daan:):)

      Nicholas - 2012-06-27 09:09

      @Salomon, so what you are saying even if he is on form you don't want him in the squad? Clearly you do not have the best interests of the national squad in mind when you say that. Don't forget when he is firing on all cylinders he can contribute to over 70% of the final score ... whether you like him or not!

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:25

      Boom Nicholas graan

  • hallo.daar.56 - 2012-06-26 23:29

    As long as he stays away from the Springbok squad, also Wyand Olivier.

      Benny - 2012-06-27 05:26

      Morg

      juan.nel.184 - 2012-06-27 07:11

      WO the best player on the field on Saturday...why?

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 07:17

      @Juan,cause he played next to JDV:):):):)

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 07:22

      Lionel, Wynand (inside) got to play before Jean (outside) got involved.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:23

      Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      Jason - 2012-06-27 07:56

      i love the way you lot praise WO for an average game! The only good thing he did was get over the advantage line, but his distribution was shocking.........fact!

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:59

      Yes the only thing he did was get over the advantage line, something apron failed to do at all. But this is an article about the bulls on Saturday not the test match

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:59

      Aplon

      Jason - 2012-06-27 08:05

      tom don't be tool. My comment was a rugby comment not a stormers bulls comment. Aplon played full back so your comment lacks substance.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 08:24

      Jason, Louis de Villiers, who's more pro-Stormers than toetie himself, gave Wynand the highest rating after the test, so your comment lacks substance.

      jason.children - 2012-06-27 09:11

      Harold i dont give a rats about those ratings!!! In a team that had a shocking game, he was one of the better players, I have already said that on another thread! The fact still remains that his decision making at International level is not good enough! I have maintained this for years! and again i was proven right on Saturday! You guys can bitch and cry all you like with your provincial blinkers on! I look at the team as Boks! i also stated that Gio would be better suited to dry parks not rain. We lose his sidestep ability in the rain which negates his danger! These are only my opinions as a rugby fan!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 09:28

      Jason, I don't give a rat's ass about what you don't give a rat's ass about.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:30

      Wynand did what he was required to do. I agree that he is not who we should proceed with in the future. I can't wait to start seeing jj, serfontein, venter once wynand leaves. Sadie can go back to the other side of the mountain though. What a disappointment he has been. T me he is still a stormer. Wynand has had his time and has silvo all over his hands, but everyone is correct his time is up. I love him dearly but time for new blood and more exciting runners and distributors. Best game of the weak springboks or not.

      Lance - 2012-06-28 09:18

      Its unfortunate they Weylandt decided to choose his last game for the Boks to start tackling...as Stormer I think he played decently on Saturday.

  • christo.vanderwalt.923 - 2012-06-26 23:34

    Ek is NIE 'n Morne man nie - glad nie. Inteendeel ek sal vir Peter Grant of Pat Lambie speel voor hom. Kom ons wees egter billik. Morne kom nou al jare saam met sy skopafrigter, Vlokkie Cilliers. Met die Bulle is die skopafrigter egter Louis Koen. Verskil. Nou sukkel Morne en Louis "help" hom en dit gaan nie goed nie. Was Vlollie daar was die skopprobleme lankal iets van die verlede. Hoe werk Heyneke se kop hieroor - hy ken tog immers vir Vlokkie?

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:26

      Peter grant pat lambie are not in the bulls team thank god. This is an article about the bulls s15 team not the boks, u r a numbnuts

      kenny.liebenberg - 2012-06-27 11:30

      Well said Christo. I can believe that one! Why would HM change the kicking coach when he knows that MS is already at his best with old Vlokkie. HM you are a good coach, you have won every cup South-Africa has to offer, besides one THE WORLD CUP! If you are going to use MS in the long run, do not try and change the player he is or his coaching for kicking. HM MAKE US PROUD!!!

  • christo.vanderwalt.923 - 2012-06-26 23:35

    Bedoel met die Bokke - jammer.

  • Johan - 2012-06-27 00:56

    Steyn moet teen sy koppie geklap raak. Hard ook.

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-27 01:40

      AGREED :D gee die ding n snot-klap!!!

      Benny - 2012-06-27 05:28

      Dis nie nodig nie dokter.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:27

      No no, this I agree with. Jannie du plessis needs to give him a patented boereklap. After morne comes to his senses he will say dankie oom and jannie will say dit was n plessis

  • springbokke - 2012-06-27 01:16

    Even one of the greats '' Naas die baas'' had his off times.....Bokke.

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-27 01:35

      you forgot 'is n haas' .. please, don't compare the 2 .. EVER !! it's an INSULT to HAAS, as he WAS the best KICKER this country has produced .. PERIOD !!

      springbokke - 2012-06-27 02:34

      @ orrin f8....I repeat ...they ALL had their off days , believe it or not , even ''Die baas is Naas''..... ...have been a follower of the game for well on 60 yrs,.have seen who I deemed were the best, have seen them come and go and enjoy those of that moment , and sir, no I do not compare......each to his own.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 06:23

      Orrin, it's kind of sad that the only reason you bunch compliment Naas is to insult another great Bulls player in the process.

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-27 07:22

      discombobulated, is what you guys are .. I kinda pity you, NOT!!

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:30

      Morne still has silvo on his fingers from lifting so many trophies.

  • jacques.l.roux.3 - 2012-06-27 01:29

    GO Cheethas!

  • Freddy - 2012-06-27 04:46

    Every player like Morne goes through a period of play thats below par. So wake up and look at your own teams that you support.

      springbokke - 2012-06-27 06:21

      Very well said Freddy....I second you on that.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-27 07:21

      so you saying the team should suffer because a player is not in form? give his place to your next best that's why the squad ain't 15players only. there is room for options change etc. not saying you must kick him to the curb but rather let your second choice gain experience while the first choice gathers back his form.

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-27 07:31

      finally someone with brains .. well said Paul

      prudence.arendse - 2012-06-27 16:16

      Shot Freddy, atleast you honest about Morne's play that's below par.....unlike people like the Tom Harry types.

  • piet.boerie - 2012-06-27 05:23

    He missed 12 of 22 kicks and is not an attacking flyhalf so why is he in the Bok team?? Time for a change, HM should have tested at least Jantjies in the last 20 mins of the game.

      Boereroo - 2012-06-27 05:44

      It's not just the place kicks he missed. He kick-offs missed the mark, his penalty toucfinders rarely gained more than 30m and he kicked posession away when there was ample opportunity to attack. Very limited vision. Doesn't read the game well. Average defender at best. Seriously the best 10 in SA?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 06:24

      Better defender than Grant.

      Jed - 2012-06-27 06:27

      Boereroo , you bliksem besides all of those things you pointed out what else did he do wrong , NOTHING. So leave her alone........

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 06:33

      Vallem looks like he's a massive Bieber fan.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:33

      This is an article about the bulls buck nuts zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-06-27 06:03

    i don't think any coach would admit to media that he has lost faith in his first choice nr10. can you imagine would morne steyn confidence would be if the coach said otherwise?

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:45

      Wynie is not the coach

  • warren.j.ashton - 2012-06-27 06:31

    I'm a bulls supporter and I think its a mistake they must rest him he played 80 mins in every game he needs to rest we got other good nr 10s

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 06:34

      I agree. If they don't have any faith in Louis Fouche then why contract him in the first place?

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 07:08

      Harry,first decent comment that has come out of your mouth,you see its not so bad to say good things,keep it,must be the weather in the Cape.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-27 07:13

      admittedly its not nice to see good players be out of form even spies needs a wake up call. its happened to many players like Conrad Jantjies . befor his leg gave way he was the inform fullback and now he nowhere? the worst that can happen is we lose good national players because of losing their self reassurance that they can come back. have to agree first really great comment by Harold.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 07:24

      Thanks Lionel. By the way, the weather in the Cape is none of my concern. Maybe every 2nd December or so.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:35

      Agree at least fouche is in the team and guess what a bull is talking some sense. Not someone suggesting lambie or grant take his place while they r at other unions. Thank u Harold

      vernon.annandale.7 - 2012-06-27 07:44

      Wow!!! First time I've seen you Bulls and Stormers get along in weeks

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-06-27 07:02

    He is only "good" against the local teams but even then, when the pressure is on, he is unreliable. I think that Peter Grant is,on the whole, a better all-round player.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 07:05

      At last someone is speaking some sense on here....lol Morning All

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:36

      And relevance to this article is what? Grant is not in the bulls team so can't replace him on Saturday. Weird hey

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-06-27 13:19

      Did you even watch the British Lions tour? Cannot recall you complaining when Morne scored all the points against the All Blacks in Port Elzabeth in 2011.

      prudence.arendse - 2012-06-27 13:49

      It's Mid Year 2012 Selma???? His performance is poor currently. So must HM hang on to him bcos he must remember how well Morne Steyn kicked in the PAST??? No way... It does not make sense.

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-06-27 14:21

      @ Prudence. I agree with you that Morne's form in the 2012 season leaves a lot to be desired. Roy W's assertion that he is only good against local teams is nonsense.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 14:51

      Selma drop it, they are so enraged grant is not in the team they will never see anyone's point of view no matter how fully u illustrate your point

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-06-27 16:41

      @ Tom - Some people have a hard time following the evidence. Thank you for posting Morne's stats. They speak for themselves. Hope he bounces back.

  • juan.nel.184 - 2012-06-27 07:09

    Wys hulle Morne!

      master.payne.73 - 2012-06-27 08:00

      Wat moet hy wys? Sy tande?

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:13

      sy muis

      Ben Nel - 2012-06-27 09:24

      Tom, you are such a po(at)s. suddenly you know Spanish?

  • pete.moore.12 - 2012-06-27 07:11

    Even if he doesn't come into good form, he will still be selected by HM. That is how the franchise favouritism works in South African Rugby. It is total Bullcr@p! Why Peter Grant hasn't been given a chance at top level is also a mystery, and I'm not even a Stormers fan.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 07:24

      Peter Grant is useless, that's why.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:37

      This is about the blue bulls not the boks. Is this country breeding dysfunctional illiterates or what? Bullcrap is spelt bullcrap

      Jed - 2012-06-27 07:53

      Harold, he beats Steyn hands down. His won about the same amount of games as Steyn has lost on his own. FACT.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:01

      He's not his And what kind of a statistic is "losing a game on his own" that is impossible to quantify so give up while you are behind

      Jed - 2012-06-27 08:16

      Missing kicks = losing games . KLAAR like it or not.

      Jed - 2012-06-27 08:17

      Tom you have NEVER been ahead in the Steyn argument.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:28

      never been part of the steyn argument there is no argument this is about bulls persevering with him

      prudence.arendse - 2012-06-27 15:49

      straight talk - Morne is the weakest link in the Bulls team Bok team. Tom Harold know that but they don't want to admit!

  • wayne.nkuna - 2012-06-27 07:19

    realy????? what joke. Morne has never been a special fly half. purely a kicker and it seems he is failing on that count as well.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 07:25

      You've never been special as far as anything is concerned.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:38

      Much like Bafana Bafana who are all kickers of the ball eish mfwetu shibobo superdiski

  • naeem.february - 2012-06-27 07:27

    The Bulls will be eager to get back to winning ways after three successive losses against the Highlanders, Chiefs and Stormers.Haha l0ok at aLl that teams that one the nulle...I like the team that last one the bulls...they won them with their B team...hahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 07:34

      You 'win' trophies, not teams. By 'beating' teams in playoffs, you 'win' trophies, but I suppose you lot wouldn't know any better.

      naeem.february - 2012-06-27 07:51

      1stly atleast we make the play offs...secondly we have the conference cup,,,and on par 2 win it again:) after beating the nullE n01 else can overtake us:)

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:57

      Ah yes the refined passion gap stormers supporter grappling with his ineptitude along with his teams. First they one teams then they won them. Dysfunctional illiterates comment still stands. Firstly at least we are not scared of the dentist Secondly we have a few more trophies in the s15 than u, but I can't tell u in multiples how many, because anything multiplied by zero, is still zero. Well at least u will have a little cup to put inside the empty display cabinet for winning the conference, but if it were in ours we wouldn't see it behind our overall winners trophies N 01 en zero one....please help me to understand that

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 08:26

      Conference cup? OMW? How the mighty have fallen.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-27 13:51

      Tom, actually - one little correction. The Bulls may have more 'superrugby' cups than the Stormers, but you stated 'Secondly we have a few more trophies in the s15 than u, but I can't tell u in multiples how many, because anything multiplied by zero, is still zero' Technically this is not correct, as the Super 15 have only been in existance for 2 years, the last trophy the Bulls won was the Super 14. Hence the Stormers, having won the Conference cup, which despite being in your eyes an insignificant cup, is still a cup which is attached to the Super 15 competition, have actually won more Super 15 cups than the Bulls. Only a small technicality...

      Tom - 2012-06-27 14:52

      Zzzzzzzzzz

      Tom - 2012-06-27 14:52

      TL;DR

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-06-27 07:38

    I think Heyneke missed a opportunity in the final test as the series was already won , he could have used some up and coming centres and a different flyhalf and see how they would perform at international level . I would like to see Elton at international level and see what he can deliver , now we still don't know , possibly Josh Strauss as well , tim whitehead etc

      Tom - 2012-06-27 07:50

      Yes and this article is about the bulls so everything you said is pointless because heyneke is not at the bulls, Elton is not, super 15 are not test games, Josh Strauss is at the lions and Tim whitehead I don't even know who that is.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 07:55

      I'm gonna get a million thumbs down, but before Josh Strauss gets selected for the Boks, he need to shave his beard. If you want to wear the Springbok jersey with pride, you need to have pride in the way you look. Don't even try to compare Krusty Kirschner, because then we would have to throw Frans Steyn into the mix as well.

      alex.radford.739 - 2012-06-27 11:01

      The beard is part of the intimidation factor for Strauss. True he needs to make it neater.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 11:22

      Neater will suffice.

  • bootman.bokke - 2012-06-27 07:55

    The fact is at the moment there is a flyhalf crisis in SA. Peter Grant is not an international class flyhalf. He is almost as one dimensional as Steyn. When he kicks a rugby ball out of hand, it's as if it weighs a ton. Lambie, the other popular choice is not even first choice for his franchise so how can he be first choice for the Boks. My choice would be Goosen, with Jantjies as backup. If you take into consideration distribution, an eye for a gap and tactical kicking, then these two guys are miles ahead. Not bad goal kickers either. Try and overlook the fact that they play for the two bottom of the log SA teams. I can understand Wynie trying to get Steyn's confidence up before Saturday..............but he's nothing but a piece of biltong that sits next to the field when the bulls play.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:16

      with the limited choices around goosen is the one to be groomed to take over but who are you going to put in the team first. him or: Steyn has won an U-21 World Cup, 2 Currie Cups, 3 Super rugby titles and 1 Tri-Nations World record for most points scored by a player who has scored all their team's points (31). Most points scored against New Zealand (31) in a single test South African record for penalties in a test (8) All of the above records achieved with his 31 points scored in the Tri Nations 2009 match against the All Blacks in Durban on 1 Aug 09[7] South African record for most points in a test against Australia. Fastest 100 points by a Springbok (8 Test matches, 3 as replacement)[8] Fastest 200 points by a Springbok (16 Test matches) Fastest 300 points by a Springbok (24 Test matches) Fastest 400 points by a Springbok (33 Test matches) Most drop-goals in a Super Rugby season (11). Most points scored against the All Blacks for a Springbok (31). Most points in a Tri Nations match (31). Most drop goals in a Super Rugby game (4) (in the 2009 Super 14 semi-final against the Crusaders) Most drop goals in Super Rugby (22) Most drop goals in a Super Rugby season (11 in 2009) Most penalties in a Super Rugby season (51 in 2010) Most points in a Super Rugby season (263) – Beating Dan Carter's record of 221 set in 2006. Most points by a Bulls player in Super Rugby history (1,157) Most points by a South African and first South African to reach 1,000 points in Super Rugby (1,157)

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:19

      thats unfortunately where we are with only him knowing what it is to achieve greatness and knowing how to win. there is a big difference between a player who has won a few times and one who has won nothing with a team that loses more than they wins. that is a fact. goosen is my choice for the future but steyn will always be preferred until goosen is ready for a world cup

      Jed - 2012-06-27 09:00

      Tom don't dwindle to much on the past, allot of players have reached a point in there career when they start becoming a liability instead of an asset. Why not tell us what Steyn has achieved over the past 2 years, with the Bulls struggling to make play-offs. Goosen has been a stand out player in Super rugby with the Cheetah's who are 10th on the log. Dan Carter first played for the All-blacks when he was 19. Sorry Tom Steyn's time is over. He was great, but is struggling to put out an average performance.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:11

      If u r so thick to not realize heyneke is going to start with a proven track record while goosen is injured and Peter grant is the same age as steyn but has done nothing...then I can't help u. Dd u not read I said goosen is the future? But he is not eligible to play. Why not tell us what goosen or grant have done. The last two years? Idiot. And this is about the bulls anyway so go bulle.

      Jed - 2012-06-27 09:17

      What proven track record IDIOT, Let's take a look at his last three test's for a record. STEYN IS FINISHED. Deal with it.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:32

      Yes track record, 3 tests. Good one. A series win. Hmmm, really good one wel done vallem ur point so well proven. What an idiot

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:34

      Steyn has won an U-21 World Cup, 2 Currie Cups, 3 Super rugby titles and 1 Tri-Nations That's a track record And let's not forget the lions tour victory. I will not read any of your further comments anywhere because you are quite frankly and imbecile

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-27 10:04

      Bootman, I'm floored. This is the first time I've seen a Stormers supporter say Grant is not international quality. Then you go and say my team's #10 should be backup (Elton) :-). You've made some really good points but they'll be lost in the bickering between the other STormers and Bulls supporters! For the series just past Morne was the best available person for #10. Elton is a little like Andre Pretorius, fantastic most of the time but when he is bad he is very bad. This was not the series to try him out, too much pressure on the new coach as it was. Let's see who Plumtree puts at flyhalf this weekend. If it's Freddie I wonder how many Sharks fans will say that Lambie should be playing there, as they did when Morne was selected for the Boks!!! Good luck this Saturday. I'm hoping the Lions don't put too many spanners in the works these last three weeks...

      Jed - 2012-06-27 10:07

      Yes Tom, look at the Date IDIOT you living in the past.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 10:22

      Sean Brady is smart, seriously u need your own column always enjoy your comments. A track record describes the performance history of a person or thing.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 10:24

      When applying for a new job I will be sure to tell my future employer not to look at my cv because that would be living in the past. Thanks for that gem. My track record at my previous employers means nothing because it was the past. Wow revelations

      Jed - 2012-06-27 10:51

      Great Tom, make sure to tell your employers not to base there opinions on you for the First three weeks, promise them you will come right soon. See how long they keep you on for. And see how long they will stick with you when you not doing what you get paid for.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 10:54

      BULLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-27 14:03

      Bootman -I am also a Stormer supporter, and I have to agree that Grant is no more than a journeyman provincial level flyhalf. His kicking out of hand is not fantastic - this is why when the Stormers have long line kicks they ask Aplon. He is 'in my opinion' a solid defender, but he battles to get his backline away. Morne is a decent flyhalf, not in the class of a Wilkinson or a Carter, but he will usually get the penalties. Yes he is in a slump currently, but I am sure he will get out of it. Hopefully before the Nations cup. I am not sure that Goosen is the real deal yet - it's difficult to judge someoen on half a season. And even if he is I would not want a "Gaffie" to be pulled on him. I think he needs a season or more to mature. Hopefully we can persist with an inform Morne until he is ready, or get the Sharks to use Lambie on flyhalf more until he makes that position his own... I am more concerned that should we have to change our game plan (as I think we will have to) Morne will not be able to adjust.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 14:56

      Very nice post frans thank u, good reading

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-27 16:21

      yes fransvisserdsb more of that plz . ( and bootman )

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-27 17:18

      to be honest Tom, I think that Morne's biggest problem lies with the terrible service he is gettig from Hougaard. I realy rate Hougaard, I think he's an incredible talent - much like Brent Russel used to be. But, much like Russel, he is being played in all kinds of positions instead of finding his best postition and developing him in that posisition to be the best in the world. And he is playing a game which is unnatural to him. His instinct has always been to have those sniping runs around the scrums, and it seems he has been told he has to kick more. That abomination which is the worm the Bulls form behind the ruck, ostensibly to provide him with more time, actually limits his options and puts the entire backline on the backfoot. If he plays scrummy, let him play his natural game. See when Morne's problems started - when FdP was no longer his scrummy... But that is just the ideas of a stupid stormer supporter, and will proably elicit another TL,DNR from Tom... lol

      Tom - 2012-06-27 21:34

      actually great comment frans, really enjoyed that and i agree 100000%

  • schalk.j.lubbe - 2012-06-27 08:04

    check hoe try al die bulls supporters mekaar oortuig dat die clown nog nie moeite werd is...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 08:28

      Like your mother trying to convince your father that keeping you was worth it.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:31

      we love our players same as you love your peter grant so whether he is on form or off form he is still a bull and he is still the apple of our eyes. i actually have no idea what u said in your post. i dont speak spaniard

  • sam.swanpoel - 2012-06-27 08:25

    Al wat hy moet doen is om van daai po@s pink boots ontslae te raak!

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:34

      what does po(at)s mean?

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:34

      ontslae...is that salad? i didnt go to spanish class

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-27 10:06

      Sam you may be right! Find last season's boots in the cupboard, and use them Morne.

  • duncan.biyela - 2012-06-27 08:32

    As much as i dont like or rate the guy, he is still a great kicker of the ball. The fact that he has many records and is playing at Super and Test level is testimont to his ability. He may not be the best running or tactical flyhalf, but he is up there. I really dont like your boring style of rugby Morne, but for the good of your's and SA Rugby i hope you get back to your best. As they say, Form is temporary, Class is permanent! All the Best

      Tom - 2012-06-27 08:40

      finally a comment about the article itself and about the subject of the article and not someone trying desperately to sell their peter grant thanks for this comment it is reminiscent of ashwin willemse and bobby skinstad RE: habana

  • lnaude - 2012-06-27 08:42

    Think he has had to much rugby over the last couple of years, taking its toll. Not that I think he should be the Springbok FH in anyway, good back up to have though.

  • arthur.nieuwoudt - 2012-06-27 08:49

    Peter Grant is the weak link in the Stormers backline, can't understand why some Stormers supporters always want him in the Springbok side. Why do you think the Stormer backline full of Springboks can't score tries. Plus his kicking out of hand is below par and he can't kick at goal if further than the 10m line.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 08:57

      They are all dumb, that's why.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:01

      they are all born backwards

      Jed - 2012-06-27 09:27

      Arthur Stormers are sitting where? Bull's are? Thought so, shut your face. Grant beats Steyn.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 09:30

      Vallem, the Stormers have won how many Super rugby trophies? Bulls have how many? Thought so, shut your face.

      Jed - 2012-06-27 09:34

      Harold are we living in 2010 or 2012? Thought so Shut your face!!!

      Tom - 2012-06-27 10:12

      Harold wins by 2 tries

      prudence.arendse - 2012-06-27 12:55

      Peter Grant, Lambie, Elton other flyhalfs much better than Morne at the moment.Sorry guys...!

      Tom - 2012-06-27 14:57

      But they don't play for the bulls and that's what this article is about, weird hey

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-27 15:49

      "Arthur Stormers are sitting where? Bull's are? " .. that's such a dumb 'argument' .

  • rose.hurst.798 - 2012-06-27 08:59

    dont worry Morne - i can tell you from experience that people are quick to bask in your glory when things are going good but when you start to have a bad run they cannot wait to shoot you down!!!! They are quick to revel in your brilliance but when you go through a phase of being average all of a sudden they condemn you as being terrible. You are still a brilliant player Morne and dont let these hypocritical people dent your confidence. Stay strong in the Lord and then the only way is up!!!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 09:08

      Very well said. Amen.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:14

      Nobody knows u when u down and out...except bulls fans. We will still be ur buddies morne

      Jed - 2012-06-27 09:25

      Go read Rugby 365 IDIOT. Steyn is terrible.

  • erich.goosen - 2012-06-27 09:11

    When, Gemmerkat? In my lifetime?

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:14

      Tik with ur coffee?

  • Frank - 2012-06-27 09:21

    Remove all tough stains with new Surf with superblue!

      Tom - 2012-06-27 10:41

      Relevance?

      Frank - 2012-06-27 20:15

      Absolutely none. Stupid comment on a trivial article.

  • vincent.s.cupido - 2012-06-27 09:24

    He might be low on confidence, but I have absolutely no doubt that he will be back and be the matchwinner we became accustomed to.

  • sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-27 09:53

    If Morne does suddenly find his mojo again could this be attributed to there being a better kicking coach at the Bulls than in the Springbok management team? Louis wasn't a bad kicker but surely someone like Braam van Straaten was better? Or Percy? Just putting this out there for comments...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 09:57

      Unfortuanitely Morne has been struggling the whole season so far.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 10:03

      I do hope morne gets his form back, I hate looking away when he places the ball for a kick at poles. Really missing the metronome

      Lance - 2012-06-28 14:59

      Harold, respect for noting that..We all just wish the Bulls..ehem..Springbok management would start thinking about what is best for the Boks and not what suits Mornes ego(bruised). Steyn wouldnt be taking any of this flack from the public if he was given a cosy spot on the bench for a game or two...Paying fans like to win, or at the very least see the best possible player playing in the 10 jersey..

  • hannes.schoeman - 2012-06-27 09:55

    Go steyn we believe in you. Stormers keep on insulting him. I hope he finds form and that we can play you on the 4th august and he kicks you to pieces on Newlands.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 09:59

      Boom

      prudence.arendse - 2012-06-27 11:17

      Ugh hannes! It's not about the stormers. I'ts the fans in general; and get real! His embarrassing himself!

      jacques.duplessis.3785 - 2012-06-27 11:28

      Hannes I agree fully!but the stormers won't be in the final,some teams just doesn't have the mental and physical ability so win titles and the stormers are one of those teams!the talent pool is dry down in the cape so I doubt they will make the final

      prudence.arendse - 2012-06-27 11:58

      This blog is not about the STORMERS or whatever team reaching the final, it's about MORNE STEYN's poor performance CURRENTLY which cost us not giving ENGLAND a whitewash!! You guys r like kids! Stop whining .... And yes I also hope MORNE to be on top form soon cos we all know how well he normally plays and his a decent guy.He probably just need a break for a little while

      Tom - 2012-06-27 15:08

      Morne intercepted a ball 5m from our line around 70min to stop a certain try and a loss by 4 points. It was a lackluster performance by all 15 players. Prudence u r a dildo. I just cannot understand how a few kicks missed here and there are the reason we didn't win. We should have scored countless tries and the forwards should have performed. You people are idiots morne steyn is the reason we lost cos he missed 8 points. We should have scored 6 tries and the kicks are no issue. That is not down solely to morne steyn. How brainless are you.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-27 16:12

      Agreed Tom , although if you look at the numbers the boys didn't drop their effort . They actually ran more went through considerably more phases , kicked the same amount. Were better in defense. A BIG diff was that England upped their defense considerably. They were at 66% in the second test but 88% in the 3rd by far the best they did in all the tests. Also, they were more effective @ slowing / spoiling our ball at critical times to trade 7 for 3.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 20:44

      and walsh let them get away with it until the 50 something minute. it was ridiculous, has anyone else noticed how every game walsh refs, there is a fight. he has no control over the players or the game, contrary to his stupid alcoholic related tattoo

      prudence.arendse - 2012-06-28 13:11

      Tom, so bottom line,, had Morne not missed qll those kicks, we would have WON and NOT drawn...FINISH KLAAR.!!!!! And can u please be more matured decent with ur comments??? I shall not stoop to ur level!!

  • francis.o.lai - 2012-06-27 09:57

    Maybe he just missed wearing pienk! Johan Goosen for Bok flyhalf! (when he is fit again ... before Harold and BlueRaven chime in again)

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-27 10:10

      Francis I hope that Goosen isn't injury prone. Didn't he miss a few games in the early part of the season with injuries? He is a great talent, no doubting that.

      Tom - 2012-06-27 10:15

      This is about the blue bulls using steyn, how retarded are u Francois doh lai

  • malcolm.williams.127201 - 2012-06-27 10:31

    Hahahaha for tough steyn! The only thing tough about him is his boots! So tough he can't kick at goal!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 10:35

      Plank

  • ChrisinOz294 - 2012-06-29 01:59

    The most irritating thing about watching a Bulls game is to see this clown, Wynie, hopping up and down next to the field.

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