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Morne Steyn (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)
Morne Steyn (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Moments of madness … they’ve been as rare as hen’s teeth during Morne Steyn’s decorated first-class rugby career spanning some 19 years.

More customarily, the Springbok veteran is a renowned “koelkop”, as they’d descriptively say in Afrikaans.

The British and Irish Lions know that hallmark from him, to their rueful cost, from successive series on these shores (2009 and 2021) where Steyn’s composure has paid critical, late dividends for the Boks off the kicking tee.

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