Rugby Championship

It felt like the old days for Steyn

2016-10-03 11:25
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)

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.”


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