Ross Roche
Senior sports writer
4 minute read
23 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Morné Steyn ends international career on a high note

Ross Roche

Steyn wrote his own history and retires from the international game as one of the country’s most influential players.

Morne Steyn kicks the winning penalty as Springbok captain Siya Kolisi looks on in the final match of their series against the British and Irish Lions earlier this year. Picture: Gallo Images

Springbok great Morné Steyn wrote his own history through hard work and dedication and retires from the international game as one of the country’s most influential players in the modern era. Along with the Bulls, Steyn won almost every major honour, including multiple Super Rugby titles, the Rugby Championship and two British & Irish Lions series, with the World Cup being the one major missing title from hisimpressive collection. He also scored 742 Test points and is second only to Percy Montgomery (893) on South Africa’s all-time points list. However, it was from humble beginnings that the young boy from...