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Racing-Metro’s Springbok utility back Frans Steynwill be fit to play the Top 14 playoff tie against Toulon on 26 May after recovering from a thigh injury, his club confirmed on Wednesday.


The 24-year-old – a World Cup winner in 2007 – has not played since 21 April because of the injury.

Centre Henry Chavancy has also been given the all clear but the Paris-based side still have injury worries ahead of the tie for a place in the semi-finals.

Flyhalf Jonathan Wisniewski (thigh), hooker Thomas Bianchin (shoulder), winger Sireli Bobo (shoulder) and lock Santiago Dellape (Achilles tendon) are still recovering.

Steyn’s return to action should also be a boost for the Springboks, who take on England in a three-Test series in June.

9 Responses to Frans Steyn back to full fittness

  • 1

    Just stay injury free now Fransie we need you for the Boks come June.

    Actually will Fransie be available for the June tests if he is playing in the play offs at Racing Metro? Never thought of that. Did read he had said he would be available for the first 2 tests, but not the 3rd as he was getting married that day.

  • 2

    @ Puma:

    Hi Puma, as far as I know he is not available for the 3rd test but he is for the first two.

    My idea of rugby Nirvana for the Boks is Goosen at 10, Frans Steyn at 12 and Lambie at 15, then our backline will be cooking!

  • 3

    I like Fransie….he’s grown up a bit now.

  • 4

    Frans at #12.

    Ruan Pienaar next, please…..with these two Sharks we have full backline coverage on the bench, from #9-#15.

    Nice thinking Heyneke…….

  • 5

    2@ Winston:
    Howzit Winnie,

    How you doing? Good to see you blogging a bit here again.

    Yeah that would be awesome having Fransie at 12 Goosen at 10 and Lambie at 15. Don’t forget Hougaard at 9. 4 Superstars. Insane talent all of them. So pleased they all arrived at the same time in this era of Bok Rugby.

  • 6

    @ Puma:

    We just need a monster at tighthead prop, think we are covered in most other positions except 13 and 15.

  • 7

    6@ Winston:
    Pat Cilliers has stood out this year. Wonder what he would do back in a Sharks front row with Bissie next to him and Beast on the otherside? Could be the answer. What is that players name that played for Province now playing for Wasps I think. Majuti (spelling wrong I know) but you know who I mean. He is rated one of the best up there now. Wonder how he would perform next to Bissie and Beast?

    Lambie is a brilliant 15 not fast but does everything top class there.

    Also Etzebeth at lock is another young superstar, heck what a talent he is! Meyer has some awesome talent to choose from. Pity he has only a week with the players before the England tests. Otherwise I think he may have gone with plenty new youngsters instead of a more experienced team that have played together.

  • 8

    6@ Winston:
    We have Whitehead at 13. That is his natural position. He is playing sublime rugby for the Sharks at 12. Really do hope that Fransie comes back to the Sharks and we can move Tim to 13. Saying that though we have not even seen what Jordaan can do at 13. He has only had two full games there. I think there is another super talented youngster. He could be one of the best at 13 given the chance with plenty game time there for Sharks. So who knows it could be Jordaan at 13 with those other super talented youngsters. Doubt Meyer won’t select the best from next year. This year I think he will go with the tired and tested.

    All I know in this era we have awesome talent for our backline. And Etzebeth and Marcell Coetzee are two super talented forwards this year.

    We have so much talent Winston and now we do have a very good Bok Coach so hoping that he eventually plays all these youngsters in a Bok team together sometime. This could be the best Bok Era of all time if Meyer brings in those youngsters. He will I am sure, probably from next year.

  • 9

    8@ Puma:
    tired = tried


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