There have been some fine individual performances by the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls players this week, but no one excelled more than Bulls pivot Mornè Steyn. Scoring most of his side’s points has now become habit for the 115 times capped pivot and he did not disappoint against the Waratahs. Steyn scored 25 points in their 30-19 win and finished off the match with a crucial penalty and then converted his own well-taken try.
It was his 13th in the competition and he raced past 100 points for the season in his ninth match of the season, eight of which he started.
Steyn had some fine moments in a long career at Loftus Versfeld, but again proved to those who wrote his obituary last season that form might be temporarily, but class is permanent. And Steyn is class.
Physical: 1, 84 cm & 91 kg
DOB: 11 July 1984, Bellville
Film: Taken, The Hangover
Music: R&B, Anything relaxing
Education: Fichardtpark PS, Bloemfontein & Sand du Plessis, Bloemfontein
Springbok number : 803
Test debut: 20 June 2009 vs British & Irish Lions in Durban, aged 24
Total tests : 42
Win Ratio: 24-15-2
Holds record for most points in a Rugby Championship / Tri-Nations Test (31) and most points in a Test by a Springbok against New Zealand (31). He also holds world record for the player who scored all points in a test match (31).
Springbok record holder for the fastest to 400 Test points (33 Tests).
First South African player and third overall to reach 1000 points in Vodacom Super Rugby (2012).
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2009); Test Player of the Castle SA 2009 Lions Series (2009); Vodacom Super 14 Player of the Year (2009); Player's Player of the Year (2009).