Cape Town - The build-up to last Saturday’s Test against the Wallabies felt a bit like the glory days from a few seasons back, Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn has said.
Steyn was the Boks’ hero at Loftus Versfeld this past weekend, kicking all his side’s points as they beat Australia 18-10.
Steyn was part of a successful Bulls team that won back-to-back Super Rugby titles in 2009 and 2010, while he was also part of the Springbok team that won the 2009 Tri-Nations.
He also kicked a series-deciding long-rang penalty to win the second Test against the British and Irish Lions at Loftus Versfeld in 2009.
“The pressure was on me and I think the expectation was there that I’d deliver a 100% performance with my boot at Loftus,” Steyn told Netwerk24.
“I played here a lot and during the captain’s run (on Friday) it felt a bit like the old days at the Bulls. I had good memories in the build-up.”
It was the 32-year-old’s first Test start since the Rugby Championship game against Australia in Perth in 2014.
“I really enjoyed starting again. It was a big moment when I heard during the week that I would start again. To play here in front of a good crowd made it extra special.”