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Springbok utility back Frans Steyn has confirmed he will return to South Africa next year.
Springbok World Cup winner Frans Steyn was thinking of his late brother on the bus journey to the International Stadium Yokohama for Saturday's 2019 final.
Frans Steyn is SA's cool and collected super-sub, according to coach Rassie Erasmus, and also the sole survivor of the Springbok team that last won the World Cup.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has explained his decision to go into Friday's crunch World Cup clash against Italy with a 6-2 split on the bench.
Frans Steyn could start a Test match for the first time since 2012 when the Springboks take on Japan in Kumagaya on September 6.
There may still be those questioning whether he should go at all … but Rob Houwing takes the totally opposite view of Frans Steyn’s RWC worth.
At least a smattering of game time shortly at No 15 for Frans Steyn could aid Springbok depth in the berth for the World Cup, says Rob Houwing.
The Springboks' traditional place-kicking reliability could just be a tie-breaker in the looming World Cup game against the All Blacks, writes Rob Houwing.
Frans Steyn admits he was nervous ahead of his first Springbok appearance in over two years.
‘Supersub’ Frans Steyn’s rustiness as a flyhalf could be a problem for SA if Elton Jantjies had to leave the park against Australia on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.
Frans Steyn has suggested that he will take some time to consider his Springbok future before making any decisions.
It was all fun and games in the Springboks' changing room following their 2019 Rugby World Cup victory over England.
The performances of four Springboks were particularly pleasing for coach Rassie Erasmus after the 66-7 win over Canada in Kobe.
The Springbok squad for Saturday's clash against the All Blacks has just one area of concern, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Springbok veteran Frans Steyn acknowledges that, in 2015, he thought his Rugby World Cup days were over.
Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is backing Frans Steyn to play a key role in South Africa's World Cup charge.
Former Springbok centre De Wet Barry believes that Frans Steyn will serve the Boks best by playing off the bench.
Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard has reminded opposition teams that in Frans Steyn the Boks have a player who can kick penalty goals from almost anywhere.
The clear signs of World Cup appetite from Frans Steyn bode well for the Springboks in their one relatively thin department, at centre, says Rob Houwing.
Frans Steyn is 100% committed to the Springboks and will be available for all the team's Tests in 2019, a report indicates.
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