Morne Steyn has rejected lucrative deals with foreign clubs and re-signed with the Bulls until 2013.
The news is a boost for the Bulls and Springboks, who will now continue to be able to benefit from the services of the metronomic flyhalf.
Steyn, who broke the Super 14 record for points in a season in 2010 by scoring 263, is already the all time South African points scorer in Super Rugby (757), said he had no reason to leave.
‘It is going very well here and there is no reason for me to go anywhere else. I am happy in the team, we are playing good rugby and there are a lot of quality youngsters coming through the ranks. It all bodes well for Bulls rugby and I want to remain part of it,’ he said.
‘I realised during the Springbok tour to Europe last year that I am not very keen to play rugby there. Speaking to players who are there at the moment and who came back made me realise that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side.’
With Fourie du Preez and Victor Matfield already having announced their retirement in 2011 and a host of others expected to seek a new challenge abroad, Steyn said he wanted to play a role in the Bulls’ future.
‘It is very important that some senior players stay here to keep the ship going in the right direction. I would like to be one of them and give some guidance to the younger ones in the process,’ Steyn said.