Sharks expect Steyn back soon

2012-03-20 22:24

Cape Town - Springbok utility back Frans Steyn is likely to return to play for the Sharks and could already feature in this season's Super Rugby competition.

The Beeld newspaper reports that Steyn's negotiations with the Sharks could be settled within the next couple of weeks.

This comes after reports on Sunday that Steyn is seriously considering a return to South Africa, even if it means he'll earn less money.

Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl expects Steyn to return to the union after England tour South Africa in June.

"We want to sign a contract of at least three years with him," said Van Zyl.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has hinted at playing Steyn at inside centre for the Boks this year. He could also feature in this position for the Sharks.

Another determining factor, according to Van Zyl, is whether or not Steyn gets a contract from SA Rugby. But that shouldn't be an issue with the Bok coach reportedly eager to utilise Steyn.

Steyn and his girlfriend will tie the knot on June 23, the day the Boks play England in the third Test. She hails from Durban and the fact that he owns property in the city makes it logical for him to settle in the coastal city.

He has already told the Bok coach he won't be available for that final Test against the English.

Steyn currently plays for French Top 14 outfit, Racing Metro.


  • stephen.eriksenmiller - 2012-03-20 22:30

    Come on home, Frans. We could use you sooner, but anytime is good.

  • Bulldozer - 2012-03-20 22:42

    If he is still as fat as before, he can slot in at prop, with all their front row injuries and all.

      S - 2012-03-20 22:50

      "he owns property in the city" - a King Pie, maybe?

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-20 23:01

      Sounds about right.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-03-21 07:52

      Now that was funny!!!))

      lourens.jordaan - 2012-03-21 09:35

      Bulldoosie niemand kan so duk wees soos jy nie jou idioot.

      roboman1 - 2012-03-21 09:55

      bwahahaha good chirp

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-03-21 11:58

      Hey Bulldozer.. Oh never mind....

      coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-03-21 13:29

      Little jealous are we Bulldozer?thought all the Bulls Supporters had eaten all the pies

      nadine.devilliers - 2012-03-22 07:25

      @patrickjasoncawood: You are wrong on that one, the Bulls don't eat pies, they eat meat lollies of their fans (bunch of queers :D)

      BlouMasjien - 2012-03-22 11:44

      @Nadine , suurdruiwe oor die Bulle die sharks se gat geskop het!?

      BlouMasjien - 2012-03-22 11:55

      @devon, Ek sien julle tweetjies trap n skaal dat hy bars.

      Werner - 2012-03-22 12:04

      Al julle BullS#1tt3rs sal maar moet kyk en sien hoe hardloop Steyn al daai highlights uit julle Wynandjie se haartjies uit.

  • malcolm.molver - 2012-03-20 22:48

    The Sharks backline will look dangerous! We just need David Campese back to coach the backline.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-20 22:59

      'Looking' dangerous and actually 'being' dangerous are two diffirent things.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-03-20 23:05

      That's why we need Campo to coach and mentor this backline

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-20 23:14

      Good point.

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-21 08:24

      Dozey the comment about looking should know a lot about that. Spies always looks dangerous.... and then runs away

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