Steyn stays at Bulls, for now

2012-11-27 22:23

Cape Town - Springbok flyhalf Morné Steyn says he will stay at the Bulls for at least until the end of the 2013 season, after rumours spread that he may head overseas.

French website, Le Rugby Nistere, on Tuesday reported that Steyn last week met with Stade Francais' management during the build-up to the Boks' Test against England at Twickenham.

According to reports, the French club has had Steyn in its sights for some time.

However, Steyn quelled the rumours on Tuesday, assuring Bulls fans of his intentions to stay put for the time being.

"And the media is running with a story again......I am with the Bulls till end 2013,it's maybe just a few options for the future" he tweeted.

Steyn, however, did acknowledge that he may head overseas when his contract expires at the end of next year.

"I'm definitely at the Bulls for another year. But you have to keep your options open," he told the Beeld website.


  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-11-27 22:39

    Ag come on Bulls let Morne go.A different style of play in France will do wonders for Steyn.It will make him an allround flyhalf and a more attacking minded one.Develop you skills more Morne and you'll improve as a player over there in France.Percy Montgomery went through the same thing and went to Wales to improve himself and became a very good player for the Boks so why can't Morne Steyn do the same?

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-11-28 05:19

      I think the Blue Bulls already has their flyhalf for the future - Pollard. Montgomery went overseas because it was evident the Stroilie did not want to play him. It is evident that Meyer (still) wants to play Steyn, thus not completely apples with apples in the comparison.

      nelius.vantonder - 2012-11-28 09:47

      @chrisin.oz.1 ---> Don't be an idiot! If that was the case that Steyn had emotional turmoil because of his dad and it affected his game play and confidence then that IS a very valid excuse! You are being absolutely ridiculous comparing Steyn with Kallis...not every person on earth handles pressure and emotional turmoil the same way. Some can handle it and shake it off and allow their work and passions to defuse the emotional strain while others spiral to the ground. You can't make that comparison its idiotic and in-human! Steyn is not a machine I would LOVE to see you go play professional sports right after a touching incident that involves your family in a great matter and threatens to rip your whole world apart! I would pay good money to see you do that! Be human about it. I am not a Steyn fan...I don't believe he is at all good enough to play for the Boks - in-form or not - he is a brilliant provincial player and that's that. You get guys that are fantastic at their provinces but they just don't have it in them to take the next step and that's the case with Steyn in my opinion. BUT no one can ever deny that this season his poor form was very out of character and if it is the case that it has to do with the effects of his father's story be compassionate about it. He is a human being not a soulless machine. For goodness sake!!!

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-11-27 22:49

    Because no-one wants him. Second hand flyhalf whose career has been ended by Heineken. But it has to be said, Morne you made the wrong decision. Leaving the Bulls might just revive your career a little bit.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-11-27 23:10

      Apparently Morné Steyn's lack of form was compounded by the news surrounding his Dad's charges of theft that involved more than R30 000 and which made front page news in Volksblad.That story kinda shook him and his confidence a little and I don't think HM could've have done much more than that or offer anything to Steyn to shake him out the state of mind he might have been in.Or Louis Koen for that matter.Morné Steyn needs a change of scenery like Percy did who went to Wales,Butch James who went to Bath and even Peter Grant who went to Japan's Kobe Kobelco Steelers.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-11-27 23:22

      Excuses. Jacques Kallis played a cricket test a few days after his dad died and did well as far as I can remember. He also did not have a slump in form for a year after that.

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-27 23:31

      @sean I didn'y know that. I think you are right about the change of scenery.

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-27 23:32

      chrisin.oz.1 - That is King Kallis. He does not count.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-11-27 23:49

      But doesn't everyone behind the mullet-gordyn call him King Morne?

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-11-27 23:50

      Not making excuses at all.Morné Steyn is not Jacques Kallis and is so by a country mile.Different strokes for different folks or one man's meat is another man's poison or one size don't fit all if you catch my drift.People react differently to their individual situations.Kallis character is totally different than that of Morné Steyn and just because he could do what he did after his father's death don't mean Morné Steyn is made from the same stock in his situation.Be careful of how you judge people.Body chemistry,social & cultural influences all depends on your individuality as a person.

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-11-28 00:15

      Exactly Sean, and that brings me back to the coach. How did the coach manage these differences in his people? From what I can see Heineken did not do it very well. The bottom line remains that Morne's career went into freefall (whatever the reason/excuse) and Heineken did nothng to stop it. Him and Skoen probably helped speed up that free-fall.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-11-28 00:15

      @gert What I didn't know was the affect his Dad's business had on his performances as a rugby player for club and country.Now it seems stranger still that HM didn't pick up on that and rather went for a different flyhalf instead.Instead HM continued with Morné Steyn saying loudly "Morné Steyn's my man" when everything pointed to the fact that Morné was not himself at all.

      pietskietgospringbokke.springbok - 2012-11-28 08:30

      Chrisin net een vraag wat dink jy van ons ekstra senter Andries Bekker. Ek dog slotte moet by die rucks wees dalk is ek maar net verkeerd.

  • coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-11-28 02:04

    Ag siestog daar sal seker n plek in die B span vir hom gemaak moet. word

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-11-28 05:25

    I still think the French top 14 is a fantastic league and would've been a great opportunity for an out of sorts player like Steyn. Im just looking forward to super 15 now, it's going to answer alot of questions in various positions and game plan issues.

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-11-28 05:29

    nog n jaar wat die springbokke met hom gaan sit, danksy HM. tyd om te gaan ou maat!!!

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-11-28 05:31

    sean, 30000 is petty theft, as sy pa R258mil gesteel het sou ek se, ja, dalk het dit n invloed gehad

  • collin.goliath - 2012-11-28 08:09

    From hero to zero, so sad!

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-11-28 09:21

    Bad news for the Boks, excellent news for WP/Stormers - our chances to retain the Currie Cup and get that elusive first S15 trophy has just increased five-fold.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-11-28 13:07


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