Rugby Championship

Steyn has a lot to prove - again

2013-08-15 16:30
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - It’s hard to imagine a player who will relish the opportunity for Springbok redemption this week more than Morné Steyn.

But Meyer is not a man who sways from his beliefs easily.

And it wasn’t like Steyn hasn’t performed in the past.

While many will argue about Steyn’s drop in form, there are few who will argue that he has bounced back in style.

"I had a great Super Rugby season and I’m happy where my game is now.

"Last year this time a lot of people didn’t want me to play for the Springboks.

"That’s why I have so much respect for coach Heyneke.

"As a player you always want to play but he made a tough decision and a good one, and it worked out.

Either way, an on-form Steyn is an asset for the Boks, no matter what his critics say. And if he can get good ball from the forwards and show some of the form from Super Rugby, the Boks will be halfway to their goal.


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