Rugby

Steyn refutes departure claims

2014-10-07 15:05
Morne Steyn (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn has refuted media claims that Stade Francais are willing to release him from his contract.

French newspaper Midi Olympique reported the French Top 14 giants would be willing to release Steyn from his three-year contract after just one season.

Steyn has made just 15 appearances for the Parisian club since joining them in October last year, with young Frenchman Jules Plisson the favoured choice at pivot.

It was reported that Stade would be willing to release Steyn from his contract provided they are able to reach an amicable agreement.

However, the Springbok responded on Tuesday via his official Twitter account, saying he will see out his three-year contract.
It's been a torrid year for 30-year-old Steyn, who also lost his place as first-choice Springbok flyhalf. He was dropped from the Bok side after failing to find touch late in the Rugby Championship game against Australia in Perth last month. It enabled the Wallabies to counter and score a winning try.

Since then, Handre Pollard and Pat Lambie have stepped up as the Springbok incumbents in the flyhalf position.

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