Steyn out of All Blacks Test

2010-08-12 15:31

Johannesburg - Frans Steyn will not be available for selection for the Springboks' Test against the All Blacks at FNB Stadium on August 21, SARU’s manager of national teams, Andy Marinos, has confirmed at a media conference on Thursday.

Steyn has told Marinos that he has been advised not to train until Wednesday next week after suffering an injury to his quadriceps muscle in a pre-season match last Friday.

Marinos, meanwhile is in discussions with Steyn's club Racing Metro and the French Rugby Federation to secure Steyn's availability for the following two Tests against Australia on August 28 and September 4.

"The injury situation has to be dealt with first, but we are hopeful that Frans will be available to us after the All Blacks match," Marinos said.

Speaking at the same media conference, Springbok coach Peter de Villiers said delays over Steyn's availability had led him to reconsider his options for the clash with the All Blacks.

"It has been slightly disruptive but we have players in the group who are ready to play and it would be silly to take risks if any player is not 100% fit".

De Villiers said that there had been serious discussions over the poor performances overseas and that players and management had recommitted themselves to putting things right.

"We did some hard talking," the coach said. "It was acknowledged by us all that fixing things has to come from within and that everyone has to play their part. We let ourselves down and there is a determination to show that we can bounce back".

De Villiers said that a set of minor adjustments in key areas were needed as opposed to wholesale changes.

"Last year the bulk of the squad came from the Bulls and the Sharks, who play a similar style of rugby. With more Stormers players coming in this year we have had to adapt a bit.

"We did not have the opportunity, or in fact the time, to get everyone fully on the same page, which we have now been able to do during this week's training camp".

De Villiers confirmed that players released to play in the Currie Cup at the weekend would not necessarily be excluded from the group that reassembles on Sunday. He added that the match 22 for the Test would be named on Tuesday, August 17.

The coach also dismissed speculation that Western Province defensive coach Jacques Nienaber would be joining the team management.


  • hans - 2010-08-12 15:49

    Dankie tog!!! Takhaar Steyn hoort in France Bloubul groete

  • Lee - 2010-08-12 15:50

    Thank goodness for that !!

  • David - 2010-08-12 15:57

    SARU and its management are extremely poor with administrative matters. Peter de Villiers announced his squad this past Sunday, before even checking the status of the player, Steyn. How stupid and naive to say the least! No matter what sporting code you are practicing, there are certain regulations - if a player is plying his trade overseas, your Federation of your homecountry must apply to your counterpart to get a certificate to clear you. Simple! Don't need a rocket scientist to tell SARU that! They go from one crisis to the next crisis! What's next?

  • mathew wortrich - 2010-08-12 16:11

    imagine patrick lambie at fullback and flouw on the open side with burger on the bench to cover the backrow!

  • Frik - 2010-08-12 16:12

    Pity that Frans Steyn couldn't make it for the NZ test. REALLY hope he will be playing against the Wallabies. " Last year the bulk of the squad came from the Bulls and the Sharks, who play a similar style of rugby. With more Stormers players coming in this year we have had to adapt a bit. " Yes, of course. It's the Stormer's fault that everyone isn't playing along and not doing good. What a moron. Stop looking for excuses, de Villiers.

  • Rusty - 2010-08-12 16:38

    Julle bloubul tappets moet altyd kak komentaar lewer dieselfde mentaliteit as Juluis

  • Jan - 2010-08-12 16:45

    Te veel bloubulpensioenarisse in die span.

  • nestor nanni - 2010-08-12 17:06

    Dear friends : I request if it is possible, his intermediation before the Association of the Rugby of South Africa, from my reality of disabled person that it loves to the rugby Dear friends It is not easy to achieve that the one who reads these lines could understand(include) and that nothing to understand the royal content of the same one. I am someone who simply loves the sport, fundamentally to the basketball, but for these plans of the life it could not practice it: 6 years after age I suffered of poliomyelitis in my legs … from there it was quite a fight for many years to try to go out forward: operations, rehabilitation etc., and this way to return to walk … with orthopaedic devices and with the same orthopaedic devices to play of archer in the equipment of my friends … .se they were breaking almost every day: and my father was repairing them in order that it could go to the college, definitively mobilize me. With the time I could go re insert me in the company: to study, to work, to form my family … .but not to play basketball: all that I had wanted to do. What I want to say: the dreams … .dreams are … Many sportsmen, clubs, people of different disciplines on having found out about my case make me come their gifts (balls, vests etc signed) it helps and much in the spiritual thing, to continue forward … the spirit of the sportsmen precisely. And I wanted to assemble them in what I called " the showcase of the dreams " … there almost all the close sports are … signatures of famous some not so much others … .when I look at these sovenirs, these gifts I am grateful sincerely to have be understood by persons that they do not know me, distant … but nearby in the heart. Dear friends: my wish is to have in my showcase(store window) My dream: It wanted to have signed vest of the rugby South Africa team (Springboks), …Thank you! An embrace ... they t place of honor in my showcase(store window).Behind very simple this they are many nights of hospital, dreams, hopes and these desires that alone the sport can shelter. An embrace Nestor Nanni DNI calle 5218219 calle 18 Nº 878 dpto. 5 pa 1900 La Plata Argentina tel. 542214533105

  • Mike - 2010-08-12 17:06

    I knew it !! It's all WP's fault that we were beaten so badly in the last 3 Tests. They couldn't learn to play winning rugby after all those years of getting used losing to the minnows in the CC......

  • JOHN DU PREEZ - 2010-08-12 17:24

    If we could give the Bulls team that beat the Stormers at Orlando, Green and gold jerseys and then switched out Springbok management for bulls management, no team including the all blacks at home could beat them

  • mike - 2010-08-12 17:42

    You see a strong Bok team only comes about when WeePee is weak. So go back to your holes and let the rest of us concentrate on wining rugby!

  • DG NORTIER - 2010-08-12 18:54

    Jip, if I remember correctly, the springboks really played shit rugby during the year of 1997 when Western Province won the CC. The year after 1998 they were unbeaten until that disastrous test at Twickenham. If I remember correctly the Bulls won the CC, tells a story doesn't it?

  • Rusty - 2010-08-12 20:19

    SA cannot expect that a successful S14 campaign translate into a successful Tri Nations campaign, DV and Co must formulate their own game plan. To think the the Bulls could just step into the toughest competition in the world is nothing but foolish -John Du Preez-, its this kind of backwards thinking that Aussies and Kiwi's love. Look what Henry has done since last year, he has strategized and formulated a game plan to counter the Boks strengths. AB's being currently and historically the worlds most dominating rugby team should get what is rightfully theirs next year so the rest of the world will have no nasty little words to dangle to compensate for not having comparable Test records. Thats not to say SA or any other team doesn't have a chance, as proven before it only takes one game at the right time (or wrong time depending on your perspective) to ruin it. I still think SA will win one at home as once the AB's wrap up the Tri Nations they will experiment at their peril. No matter what happens it will surely be fun to watch.

  • AA PDV - 2010-08-13 08:02

    ....Frans, gaan speel jou rugby in Frankryk... ...Bok rugby is 'n klug en 'n sirkus, ...en AA PDV is die grootste nar...

  • Peter - 2010-08-13 10:10

    Nestor, seriously? Stay away from those crazy pills.

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