Springboks

I was surprised to hear Bok call - Steyn

2016-06-15 15:01
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Flyhalf Morne Steyn says he was surprised receive a call-up to the Springbok squad.

READ: Morne Steyn's career in numbers

Steyn, who plays his club rugby in France for Stade Francais, was rushed into the Springbok squad following an injury to Pat Lambie in the first Test against Ireland at Newlands.

The 31-year-old Steyn played second fiddle behind Lambie and Handre Pollard during last year’s Rugby World Cup.

But with Pollard injured and Lambie not available for this Saturday’s second Test against Ireland in Johannesburg, Steyn could make his 61st Test appearance this weekend.

“Sport can be strange sometimes. Just when you think you’ve had your last chance, you get a call-up. A new era has started for Springbok rugby and I’m privileged so unexpectedly be part of it,” Steyn told Netwerk24.

For this weekend’s Test, Bok coach Allister Coetzee has to choose between Steyn, Elton Jantjies and Garth April for the flyhalf berth.   

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