I note with considerable lack of interest that Frans Steyn has yet again been liked with a high-profile move to a French club.
That’s right, folks, according that most reliable of rags, Afrikaans tabloid Sondag, Racing Metro, completely oblivious to the recession gripping their country, along with the rest of the world, want to pay R4.5 Million rand a season to the young sometimes-flyhalf. About the only real development here is that a particular club has been named, indicating that this deal is probably a real one.
That’s kind of where the interesting bit ends, though, given that Frans Steyn is one of the chosen few to have been offered (and signed) one of the brand spanking new SARU contracts. Now, I’m doing a little bit of surmising here, but I would assume that said Bok contract would preclude the player from entering a contract with a foreign team, given current coach Peter de Villiers’ proclivity for only selecting SA based players. So how then can Steyn, having already accepted the Bok offer, still be seriously considering the French one? Unless, of course, he has recently attended a seminar at the Habana and Botha School of Contracting Ethics.
So, Steyn remains contracted to the Sharks until the end of the Currie Cup season and to the Boks until at least a year from now. I would seriously discount any talk of a big-money move to France before the start of 2010 – and we all know how much can change in a year.
Storm in a teacup, really. Bring on the rugby!Tweet