Springboks

Frans Steyn back in Bok picture?

2014-12-01 09:06
Frans Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Frans Steyn will return to South Africa to play for the Sharks in next year's Super Rugby competition.

READ: Steyn, SARU in money dispute

The 27-year-old earlier this year made himself unavailable for Springbok contention due to a contractual dispute with the SA Rugby Union (SARU).

He currently plays club rugby in Japan for the Toshiba Brave Lupus.

His agent, Gerrie Swart, confirmed to Rapport (www.netwerk24.co.za) that Steyn would return to South Africa next year to play for the Sharks.

It is believed that Steyn's return is an indication of his desire to play for the Springboks at next year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

Swart said Steyn is enjoying his rugby in Japan and has shed 10kgs, while also confirming that the player only wanted to take a temporary break from international rugby.

Steyn's intended return would be welcomed by Bok coach Heyneke Meyer, especially after the horrific injury suffered by captain Jean de Villiers.

De Villiers dislocated his knee in the weekend Test against Wales in Cardiff and is set to be sidelined for several months, leaving his participation at next year's World Cup in doubt.

Steyn would be a welcome boost to the Boks' midfield stocks, while it is believed that Meyer is also keen to convince Jaque Fourie to change his mind after the centre announced his retirement from Test rugby last week.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
98 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming

Fixtures
Saturday, 17 November 2018
Scotland v South Africa, BT Murrayfield Stadium 17:00
Scotland v South Africa, BT Murrayfield Stadium 19:20
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 17:00
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 19:20
Saturday, 21 September 2019
New Zealand v South Africa, Yokohama International Stadium 11:45
Saturday, 28 September 2019
South Africa v Namibia, City of Toyota Stadium 11:45
Friday, 04 October 2019
South Africa v Italy, Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA 11:45
Tuesday, 08 October 2019
South Africa v TBC, NOEVIR Stadium Kobe 12:15
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which of the five nominees for 2018 World Rugby Player of the Year deserves the award most?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.