Stade Francais want Steyn

Morne Steyn could leave the Bulls after their Super Rugby campaign if they agree to release him early from his contract.

Steyn’s agent, Johan van Greune, confirmed the flyhalf is looking for a new challenge following speculation in the French press on Monday that he would be joining Stade Francais.

‘There is a deal on the table and we’re waiting for final paper work,’ Van Greune told Eyewitness News Sport on Tuesday. ‘The final decision to move to Stade Francais has also not been taken by Morne. His contract to play for the Bulls is until the end of the year.

‘We are waiting for a pre-contract from Stade Francais and then I need approval from the Bulls so that he can leave after Super Rugby. So there are still a few things to do before there’s an actual contract signed.’

Steyn, who has 42 Test caps, was dropped by Bok coach Heyneke Meyer during last year’s Rugby Championship after a string of poor performances and did not make the Bok 23 for their final match of the year against England at Twickenham.

Van Greune said Steyn would still be available for Bok selection if he opted to play club rugby in France.