Morné Steyn is determined to surpass his feats of last year and become the complete flyhalf.
While Steyn had a dream debut Test season – kicking the series-winning penalty against the British & Irish Lions and finishing as the top point-scorer in the Tri-Nations – he’s not dwelling on the past.
‘I had a wonderful season, I couldn’t have asked for more. But am I content? Do I think I’m a world-beater? Not at all,’ Steyn says in the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, on sale this week. ‘I know people will be watching me more closely in 2010. What I achieved last year is of no relevance. Not being content with what you’ve achieved is a trait shared by the world’s best players, and I want to be considered in that group.’
In the same article, Fourie du Preez explains what makes his halfback partner so effective, while Bulls kicking coach Vlok Cilliers reveals Steyn’s training secrets.
Also in the new issue:
– The Springboks have more depth than any other rugby nation, but Peter de Villiers must decide who his first-choice players are
– Rassie Erasmus and Frikkie Erasmus insist that South Africa’s players will benefit from a new International Super Rugby tournament and that it’s a crucial step forward in the game’s evolution
– Sonny Bill Williams rejected a lucrative offer from Toulon to chase his All Blacks dream
– South African-born forward Jarrod Saffy has turned his back on rugby league to play for the Melbourne Rebels
– With Carl Hayman opting to stay in France, Owen Franks is being tipped to wear the All Blacks No 3 jersey at the World Cup
– In Peter Grant’s absence, Lionel Cronjé can use the Currie Cup to prove why he’s Western Province’s best bet at flyhalf
– New Golden Lions coach John Mitchell on turning the team around, fears that he could poach players, and living in Johannesburg
– Ex-Wales and Lions centre Scott Gibbs wants to settle down in Cape Town
– Why it’s time for Craven Week quotas to be scrapped
PLUS: Eddie Jones column and double-sided poster of Gio Aplon and Gurthro Steenkamp