Rugby Championship

Stick: Boks are 'calmer' under Steyn

2016-10-04 19:25
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)

Durban - Morne Steyn's 18 points for the Springboks in their win over Australia last weekend reminded of what exactly it is that he brings to the table.

With the Boks struggling in the Rugby Championship this year and having lost three straight games away from home, Steyn was called into the side for his first start in over two years as he guided South Africa to a much-needed win.

He will certainly start this weekend's daunting clash against the All Blacks in Durban, and Bok backline coach Mzwandile Stick helped explain exactly what impact the 32-year-old has on the side.

"He’s very experienced and he brings some calmness in the backline," Stick said from Durban on Tuesday.
"You saw what happened on the day (against Australia), when we got opportunities to take the points he did exactly that.

"That was one of the things that was lacking from previous games. When we get opportunities to take points we were guilty of not taking them.

"With Morne Steyn, every time we get an opportunity in their own half it’s three points."

Steyn has played the All Blacks 12 times, having been on the winning side in four of those matches.


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