Steyn: I accept my Bok days are over
Cape Town - Sharks centre Frans Steyn does
not expect to run out in Springbok colours again.
Steyn, 27, recently returned to Super Rugby
action following a stint with Japanese club, Toshiba Brave Lupus.
He last played for the Springboks against
the World XV at Newlands last June, before withdrawing himself from the squad
because of a contractual dispute with the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
In an interview with Netwerk24, Steyn said
he doesn’t see himself adding to his 55 Test caps.
“It’s always a privilege to play for the
Boks. However, with my move to Japan I accepted that my days in a Springbok
jersey were finally behind me. I’ve made peace with that,” said Steyn.
“Players like Damian de Allende (Stormers)
and Jan Serfontein (Bulls) have in the meantime also put their hands up and
proved they are world class.
“If Jean de Villiers (Bok captain) recovers
in time, which I hope and pray is the case, then he picks himself. My main
focus is to be included in the Sharks team, play my part and be proud of the