Fans: Steyn for Bok flyhalf

2013-04-29 14:31
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers are calling for Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer to restore Morne Steyn as the team's first-choice flyhalf, after his brilliant recent form.

Steyn was instrumental in the Bulls beating the Waratahs on Saturday, contributing 25 of his side’s points through six penalties, a conversion and a try to seal the match in the dying seconds.

Steyn is currently the highest South African point-scorer in the 2013 Super Rugby season with 107 points, and third overall highest overall behind Gareth Anscombe of the Chiefs and the Brumbies' Christian Lealiifano.

His stellar performance with the boot made all the difference as the Bulls struggled to breach the Waratahs’ defensive line.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke emphasised the crucial role Steyn played, not only in this match, but for the Bulls as a whole.

“Morne is a game breaker and he is worth a lot for us not just on the field of play and the way he executes but the energy and leadership that he brings to the backline,” Ludeke said.

“He is working hard and it is great when a player like that gets the reward between the four lines.”

The victory consolidated the Bulls’ position at the top of the South African Conference and third place on the combined Super Rugby log.

Here's what Sport24 readers had to say:

"Morne's the best flyhalf in SA by a country mile."
- BlouMazjien BlouBloed

"Good to see Morne back in form. I would make him first choice for Springbok number 10 on current form and availability." - trev2

"Steyn had a great game! When the guy is on form he really is a winner. He's been a huge contributor to SA rugby in the past and its nice to see him back at his best! This was the kind of form that helped us win the Tri Nations and B & I Lions Tour in '09." - Paul Armstrong

"It's a shame he is leaving the Bulls this year."
- Ruan de Jager

"Morne is still the best flyhalf in SA."
- Smurwe

"Morne Steyn still the best no far..."
- Jonny Johnson

"Morne is in great form. Definitely Bok 10." - Graeme Blignau

"En dit is hoekom HM Morne kies en nie Lampie nie. Mooi Bulle!!!" - Oppies Opperman

"Come back Steyn, all is forgiven." - TT

"The in-form flyhalf should always be first-choice for the Springboks and at the moment that is Morne Steyn."
- Pontius Pilot

Factoring in all the injuries as well as Super Rugby form, who would you like to see in the Springboks' No 10 jersey for their mid-year Tests? Send your thoughts to Sport24.

Has Morne Steyn staked his claim to be restored in the flyhalf position? (Gallo Images)

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