Francois Steyn rugby player
Francois Steyn rugby player

Francois Steyn

14th May 1987 1.91m/107kg Inside Centre

Steyn burst onto the scene in 2006 playing Currie Cup for the Sharks after joining the Durban side after his schooling at Grey College. He was drafted into the Springbok squad soon after and went on to win the World Cup in 2007.

He went on to make 75 Super Rugby appearances with the Sharks in his 5 seasons for the Franchise which saw him spend 3 years at the then Racing Metro from 2009-2012. After leaving the Sharks in 2014 to play in Japan for the Brave Lupus he made his way back to France where he plays under Jake White at Montpellier.

Steyn is known for his bulk and huge boot and can play at 10, 12 or 15 comfortably. In his first 53 Test matches, he had a 73% win record scoring 10 tries in the Green & Gold.

After a two-year absence in the Springbok team, Steyn was called into the Springbok squad ahead of the 2017 June internationals against France.

He made appearances off the bench for the Boks during the series but did not feature for his country again in 2017.

In April 2018 he signed a new 2-year deal with Montpellier.

He was named in the 2019 Rugby Championship squad where he looked to add to his 56 Test caps and 132 points (10t, 5c, 21p, 3d)

Steyn was again called up as part of the South African team to play in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and became one of the few players to have won two World Cups, the second only for South Africa.

In April 2020, he traded Montpellier for Cheetahs after signing a two-year deal with the Bloemfontein-based side.

Career

image Cheetahs
No. 8
2020 - present
sa South Africa
Inside Centre
2007 - present
image Free State Cheetahs
No. 8
2020 - present
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Inside Centre
2020 - present
Grey College Bloemfontein logo Grey College Bloemfontein
Fullback
logo_racing2 Racing 92
Inside Centre
2009 - 2012
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Inside Centre
2007 - 2015
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Inside Centre
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Inside Centre
2014 - 2016
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Inside Centre
2017 - 2017
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Inside Centre
2016 - 2020