Player of the Week – Mornè Steyn
20 August 2012

Vodacom Blue Bulls pivot Mornè Steyn bounced back in spectacular fashion on Saturday when he delivered a Man of the Match performance for the Springboks against Argentina at Newlands in Cape Town.

The flyhalf kicked three conversions from difficult angles and two penalties to punish Argentina even further, but it was his tactical kicking and good distribution that silenced his critics, many of whom hailed from Cape Town media.

Steyn also had in hand in Zane Kirchner’s try in the first half, after delaying a pass to create the space for the Bok fullback to exploit.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and Bok captain Jean de Villiers hailed Steyn afterwards.

“I expected Mornè to respond like this. That is the type of person he is,” Meyer said.

“He did not deserve the flak,” De Villiers said. “He has shown his critics they were wrong about him.”


Physical: 91kg & 1.84m
DOB: 11 July 1984, Bellville


Film: Taken, The Hangover
Music: R&B;, anything relaxing
Food: Boerekos
Primary School: Fichardtpark
Secondary School: Sand du Plessis.

Springbok career:

Caps: 37
Points: 464 (7 tries, 57 conversions, 97 penalties, 8 drop goals)

1 Des Sid Kingsley (Oorlede)
3 Des Tiaan Joubert
3 Des Tommy Webb
4 Des Braam Faure
4 Des Deon Oosthuisen
4 Des Kresence Swanepoel
4 Des Murray Bondesio
5 Des Gavin September
15 Des Dolf Bekker
6 Des Gerhard Klerck
6 Des Eugene Meyer
6 Des Francois Rossouw
9 Des Bees Roux
9 Des Elandré vd Bergh
10 Des Jaco Pretorius
11 Des Alan Faber
11 Des Wikus Lock
12 Des Bill(Os) Odendaal
14 Des Barend Brits
14 Des Bags Cilliers (Oorlede)
14 Des Chris Maree
14 Des Graham Noonan
14 Des Graham Noonan