Springbok and Bulls flyhalf is reportedly making a move to France, following the end of the 2013 Super Rugby season.
The Springbok playmaker is said to be joining Paris side Stade Français, and will compete in the French Top 14 competition when things wrap up with the Bulls’ Super Rugby campaign.
Speaking with EWN, Steyn’s agent, Johan van Greune, said that “talks are at an advanced stage between the parties over a three-year deal.”
With regards to Steyn’s future selection prospective for the Springboks, Van Greune said: “Morné has spoken to Heyneke [Meyer, the Springbok coach] and they have discussed this. Obviously it is difficult to make commitments from Heyneke’s side. That’s one of the reasons he [Steyn] chose to go to France. It does open the door for him to play for the Springboks in the future.”
Although the deal and final paperwork has not been finalised, Greune is confident that Steyn will make the move.
“Obviously Morné’s not getting younger, so he’s decided to take on a new challenge, and the new challenge is playing overseas,” he added.
– Jeremy Proome