Frans Steyn could be on his way to Europe...

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by munross, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. munross

    munross Guest

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    I think Steyn will go to Europe, seems like Racing Metro club has ALOT of money :huh:

    R4.5-million is like 346200 EUR, thats alot of money!
     
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  3. munross

    munross Guest

    HAHA just had a silly thought, just imagine the people over there calling him France Steyn and not Frans :lol:
     
  4. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Uh, a point:
    Why do Racing want him of all people? Surely they can persuade a better player to join them with that sort of money...
     
  5. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    I think the move to a brutal league will be good for him. Hopefully it will engender teamwork and teach him to be smarter when playing.
     
  6. Stillknox

    Stillknox Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Feb 2 2009, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Agreed. Steyn has a great potential but he's still green... with that money I guess they could find a more experienced man, able to avoid them the downgrading to ProD2 on their first season. Or at least someone who can stay more than one year... but anyway there are a lot of rumors around this team and most of them are faulse. (ex: Wilkinson)


    For information Racing Metro's current owner is Jacky Lorenzetti, the boss of Foncia (automobile) who's one of the richest man in France. If he wants it I believe he can put even more money than Toulon in transfers...
     
  7. dawner

    dawner Guest

    I for one won't cry if he does leave SA. I believe his arogance is mind bogling, even though I do think he has enormous talent...
     
  8. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    I don't want him to go. I'm a fanboy. :(
     
  9. DaKine

    DaKine Guest

    He's an arrogant but he might learn some discipline in Europe. I would leave probably, I'm not sure about Peter De Villiers but if Heineke Meyer is coming back and they got rid of De Villiers I would stay.
     
  10. Boggle

    Boggle Guest

    I'd support him going, for goodness sake, the kids the same age as me and for a single season of play he cold become a millionare, then come back to SA and finnish off his carreer over here.

    but like I said, he's young so it's all cool, I'm really glad though that Jean De Villiers decided to stay, even with the massive ammounts of money he was offered, losing him at this stage would have been bad, he's a senior player that SA rugby needs right now.
     
  11. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Steyn's name has been mentioned a few times since Spencer left Saints. Owt official yet, but there's another name in the hat... Maybe sooner rather then later.
     
  12. munross

    munross Guest

    Yep I'm also very glad that JDV decided to stay especially with the rumors about Schalk Burger possibly going to Saracens :wall: ,gheez how many Stormers/Wp nevermind SA players do they want???

    Neil de Kock
    Brent Russell
    Cobus Visagie

    and now Burger too

    Anycase Steyn would be dumb if he doesn't go, can gain lots of experience and a fat paycheck, I'll just laugh myself to sleep if he pulls a Dan Carter on himself, goes to Europe, plays a few games and gets injured and sit out for the rest of his contract time on the side-line :p
     
  13. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    I think Brent Russell moved to Sarries because he wasn't getting a chance to play international rugby, many felt he was held back by his height (5"5 or something) or that he didn't spend a lot of time in one position, he spent a lot of time moving around the field apparently.

    I think if he was offered an international place he'd be more inclined to move back to SA.

    To be honest, when it comes to playing in a different country than you play for, I see it as a good thing. It adds a bit more diversity to the squad, I certainly think Butch James has/had a better idea of how to deal with the subtle differences in the NH game and it showed against those teams.
     
  14. Wheres steynboi to harp on about how he'll drop goal them to victory in every game? <_<
     
  15. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dundeesmiffy @ Feb 4 2009, 04:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    To be honest, that's a one way street it seems. When Butch came back from Bath for the TN last year, he played the worst I've seen him play in years.
    I agree that the exposure to a different style of play is good, but becoming part of that style is another issue.
     
  16. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Steve-o @ Feb 4 2009, 10:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    To be honest, that's a one way street it seems. When Butch came back from Bath for the TN last year, he played the worst I've seen him play in years.
    I agree that the exposure to a different style of play is good, but becoming part of that style is another issue.
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    I see your point, but I think the French club game would give Steyn some much needed lessons in using his size to his advantage also.
     
  17. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (dundeesmiffy @ Feb 4 2009, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    To be honest, that's a one way street it seems. When Butch came back from Bath for the TN last year, he played the worst I've seen him play in years.
    I agree that the exposure to a different style of play is good, but becoming part of that style is another issue.
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    I see your point, but I think the French club game would give Steyn some much needed lessons in using his size to his advantage also.

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    I see your point as well, but how else can you learn to be the best if your not playing against the best i.e. South African, Aussie and Kiwi players.
     
  18. munross

    munross Guest

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    http://www.supersport.co.za/rugby/article....4&id=286857

    So atleast we will still see him play out the Super 14 this year before he probably leaves for Europe
     
  19. Sti83

    Sti83 Guest

    I think going to Europe for a season will do Steyn great, a new coach will want to try and use him in a different way and that may just bring out more of his talent.
     
  20. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    http://www.keo.co.za/2009/02/17/parisians-...ue-the-prodigy/



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    I'm pretty certain Steyn is going now. He is an ambitious player on and off the field and doesn't have much regard for loyality. A modern day rugby player.
     
  21. savundra92

    savundra92 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Feb 3 2009, 04:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    In my opinion, with the amount of upcoming and on form backrow, I don't rate Burger world class like in the 04-05 season. He is a very good backrow with loads of skills but looking at players like Luke Watson, Pierre Spies, Ryan Kankowski Deonn Steggman, Dewald Potgieter, Duane Vermeulen, Heinrich Brussow and even Dani Rossouw, Burger will have to work for his position now because back row is a massive strength in South Africa. Maybe next season he will move to the north to get some money.

    And with Steyn he should wait until he sees if he gets an opportunity to play for SA this summer before he decides to move. The fly half position could be Pienaar or him but I think he is out of centre competition with wynand olivier, JDV, jaque fourie and AD Jacobs. Fly half i think is his best chance but its not my choice to say.


    and by the way whats happening with Nick Koster and Robert Ebersohn?
     
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