Steyn staying put … for now

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:12
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I am with the Bulls till end 2013

Springbok flyhalf Morné Steyn says reports linking him with a move to French club Stade Francais are premature.

Reports on Tuesday revealed that Steyn had met with Stade Francais officials in London last Saturday to negotiate a possible deal.

The 28-year-old flyhalf endured a disappointing season that saw him lose his grip on the Springbok No.10 jersey and ultimately a place in the South African matchday squad, leading to speculation that he would become the latest player to head abroad.

Steyn, however, said on social network Twitter that media linking him with an imminent move to France had jumped the gun.

He tweeted: “And the media is running with a story again......I am with the Bulls till end 2013, it's maybe just a few options for the future!”

Bulls management confirmed that Steyn is contracted until the end of 2013. Despite having signed Baby Bok flyhalf Handré Pollard and having Louis Fouche on their books, it’s improbable that the Pretoria-based franchise would grant Steyn an early release.