Johannesburg - Incumbent Springbok flyhalf Morné Steyn believes the increased competition for the number ten position will lead to improvements in his game.
This year's Super Rugby competition had seen a marked improvement in flyhalf play at the South African franchises.
The much improved Peter Grant is back in the spotlight after a stint in Japan with prodigious flyhalves, Patrick Lambie and Elton Jantjies also fighting for a Bok starting berth.
Cheetahs flyhalf Sias Ebersohn has also in recent weeks shown that he is a future prospect in the number ten position.
This weekend, however, focus will switch to the battle between Steyn and Lambie in the Sharks versus Bulls clash in Durban.
"The great thing about the Bulls is that we do not really focus on individual battles…the battles like the one between me and Patrick Lambie will, however, always be there," Steyn said at the launch of the Absa Kicking School at Cornwill Hill College in Pretoria on Thursday.
"I think the competition is good for the country and with the return of Ruan Pienaar, Butch James, Frans Steyn and I don't know who else, the competition will increase."
Steyn believes that these battles for the flyhalf position will keep him on his toes and force him to work harder to retain his spot in the Bok side.
The Bok pivot feels there is still room for improvement in his play.
"My accuracy at goal is at 80% and you always want to be at 100% but it isn’t always possible," said Steyn.
"I can still improve on all elements of my game," said Steyn.