Steyn joins Spies at Montpellier

2016-02-25 20:20
Francois Steyn (Gallo Images)

Montpellier - Former South African World Cup winner Francois Steyn joined French Top 14 side Montpellier on Thursday as medical cover for the injured Ilian Perraux, the club announced.

The 28-year-old, who was playing in the Japanese championship having featured for Racing 92 in France in a previous spell after formative years with the Sharks, can play at flyhalf, fullback or in the centre.

Perraux has been ruled out until the end of the season.

Steyn will be joined by fellow Springboks star, back-rower Pierre Spies who has been summoned as cover for Antoine Battut who has undergone surgery on his hand.

Read more on:    francois steyn  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

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.