From boy to man

Frans Steyn returned to South Africa a more mature person and a better rugby player.

In the new issue of SA Rugby magazine, Steyn talks candidly about:

  • How he got ‘swept away’ by his early success with the Springboks
  • His ‘difficult’ relationship with former Bok coach Peter de Villiers and why he feels more at ease under Heyneke Meyer
  • How being in Europe helped him to learn about the world and himself
  • Why money was a factor in his move to French club Racing Metro
  • People who questioned his loyalty
  • Why he performed poorly when he was called up to the Boks to play Wales in 2010
  • What he still wants to achieve in the game
  • His struggle with the decision to return to South Africa this year


Also in the new issue:

– Keo on why Heyneke Meyer needs to rethink the Springboks‘ game plan and get his selections right

Adriaan Strauss finally has the chance to make his mark in the Springbok No 2 jersey

– All Blacks loosehead prop Tony Woodcock steps back for no one these days

Ewen McKenzie on why the All Blacks are the best attacking team in the world

– Digby Ioane may clown around with his team-mates off the field but he gets serious when he pulls on a Reds or Wallabies jersey

– Pumas wing Gonzalo Camacho is part of a large rugby family

– French Top 14 clubs have had to release their Pumas players for the Rugby Championship – and they’re not happy about it

– The Springbok Sevens need support from Saru and the provincial unions if they are to be successful at the 2016 Olympic Games

– The Southern Kings need to field a competitive team in Super Rugby next year and show a big commitment to transformation

– Sharks centre Paul Jordaan has what it takes to play at the highest level

– Blue Bulls centre Jan Serfontein has achieved everything he aimed to in 2012

SA Schools were too good for their European opposition in August

Bakkies Botha is enjoying his time with Toulon, but he hasn’t given up hope of playing for the Springboks again

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