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Steyn yet to decide his future


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks on 4 Feb 2009 at 09:10
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Frans Steyn will make a call on his rugby future after the Super 14.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that Sharks chief executive Brian van Zyl was quoted on a website this week as saying that they had not heard from Steyn on whether he would be extending his contract with them.

However, the player’s agent, Gerrie Swart, on Tuesday dismissed it as a “storm in a teacup”.

“The situation with Frans is simple. He has a contract with the Sharks until the end of October. Frans does not want to make a call on his future until after the Super 14,” said Swart.

“He will now specialise as inside centre and knows what awaits him. At national level he has to try and dislodge Jean de Villiers, so he knows exactly where he stands. Frans can’t wait for the season to get under way.”

Steyn is contractually within his rights to negotiate with third parties and there was talk over the weekend of a big offer from French club Racing Metro.

However, they are not among the giants of French rugby and Steyn is probably doing the right thing keeping his options open.

He was shifted between positions last year and consequently did not maintain his excellent form of the 2007 season.

Sharks coach John Plumtree recently confirmed Steyn would be his first-choice at inside centre.

He has been true to his word as Steyn has been picked at No 12 for Wednesday night’s game against the Blue Bulls’ Vodacom Cup side in Durban.

The Sharks have picked a very powerful side, but are still without the services of injured Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis.

The Sharks team is: Stefan Terblanche, Luzuko Vulindlu, Adrian Jacobs, Frans Steyn, JP Pietersen, Ruan Pienaar, Rory Kockott, Ryan Kankowski, Jean Deysel, Skholiwe Ndlovu, Johann Muller, Steven Sykes, John Smit, Craig Burden, Melusi Mthethwa.

Substitutes: Frik Venter, Dave Hawksworth, Alistair Hargreaves/Justin Downey, Jacques Botes/Keegan Daniel, Ross Cronjé, Odwa Ndungane, Chris Jordaan/Riaan Swanepoel.



69 Comments

  • I really dislike stories like this, The guys who leak this kak to the media need to have their balls chopped off.

    If Steyn and his agent are in talks with the union then so be it, but all the media coverage just turns it into a sideshow and distracts the player from performing as he should.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.02.09 09:21:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Ag, these articles don’t mean anything…just cheap journalism … :smile:

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.02.09 09:25:21 by arrogant blackshark Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 2) : Just to add to that…agents are always looking to setup their clients with better opportunities…or provide them with more options…especially close the end of their contracts. That’s what they get paid for.

    These deals are always happening- with all the players and all the agents…I just don’t understand why there’s so much hype when it comes to Frans Steyn. Let the man check his options…that doesn’t mean he is not dedicated to the Sharks right now…as the newspapers would like us to believe.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.02.09 09:29:04 by arrogant blackshark Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 3) :

    I believe it is inveriably the agent who does the leaking of stories or going onto websites saying how good certain players are trying to boost their profile. :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.02.09 09:32:20 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 2) :

    Hey, why the “arrogant” bit BTW? :smile:

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.02.09 09:32:52 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Only AFTER the Super 14?

    You want confirmation that you are not better than JDV?

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.02.09 09:36:17 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 6) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.02.09 09:38:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    Apparently he will net: Euro 330 000 per annum.

    He should take it.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.02.09 09:40:04 by MorneN Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :
    Because all the people who believe that The Sharks will beat the Stormers are arrogant!!! Lots of arrogant people in the world then… :mrgreen:

    Where is humble Wes? :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.02.09 09:44:36 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 6) :

    You mean ” not yet” better than JDV…

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.02.09 09:45:22 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 8) :

    I am glad you said “apparently” :lol:

    I for one believe he will take it, but that is a minor concern of mine, to me it should be a case of his agent talking to the unions and the media finding out about it when the deal has been signed.

    I don’t like all this kak that causes distractions, especially in Steyn’s situation, he has enough problems keeping his head level, to now still put all this media coverage out there………

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.02.09 09:46:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • don’t like to brag, but I was spot on about this one

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 9) :

    Ohhhhh Okay. :lol:

    Sauce will be impressed with you admitting to being arrogant. :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.02.09 09:47:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    I really hope he’s focused on the season ahead. This is a make it or break it time for him. If he spends most of his time at 12 and still shows no maturity…we might not want him after the Super 14 anyway… :razz:

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.02.09 09:55:18 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 14) :

    OUCH. But I share some of your sentiment.

    let’s hope Plumtree gives him a chance to settle at 12. this will either let a lot of us eat humble pie while singing his praises or let a lot of us wish him luck in Europe.

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.02.09 10:12:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 9) :

    You called Sir blackshark???

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.02.09 10:17:48 by humble wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) :

    I’m leaning more towards the humble pie and singing praises… :wink:

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.02.09 10:18:23 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @humble wpw (Comment 16) : Let’s talk REDS stuff on gmail if you have time…

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.02.09 10:19:54 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 18) : cool…

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.02.09 11:03:19 by humble wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : Nah that was wpw requirement….my comments were directed at TT’s articles…but i suppose if we generalize about Bulls supporters its only fair we do it for you Sharkies as well :twisted:

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.02.09 11:37:33 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • I’m not going to trawl through the other posts, I’ll just pick the first one about Sharks. Any news on a Six nations superbru?

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.02.09 11:50:39 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 21) : KSA thought it might be too much work…you can create the group if you want to…I’ll join… :grin:

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.02.09 11:52:30 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 20) :

    Bwhahahahahhaha.

    Bulls – myopic
    Sharks – stuck up
    Cheetahs – ?
    Lions – Loffie lynch mob
    Stormers – Storm troopers :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.02.09 11:53:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 20) : Only fair…we also generalise about Stormers supporters… :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.02.09 11:53:55 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • I heard its a R15m contract over 3 years…not shabby… :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.02.09 11:54:15 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 22) :

    okay enough of you have asked.

    I will create one now

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.02.09 11:54:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 21) :

    @arrogant blackshark (Comment 22) :

    Website: http://www.superbru.com/sixnations
    Pool code: chiptabs
    Pool name: Sharksworld

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.02.09 11:58:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • YAYAYAYAY!!! thanks guys.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.02.09 12:00:23 by molly Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :

    There’s that ‘myopic’ word again… :roll:

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.02.09 12:04:09 by humble wpw Reply
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  • @humble wpw (Comment 29) :

    Hehehhehehehehe

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.02.09 12:06:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) :

    Seems Like I am going to be the only POM supporter in the pool. :oops:

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.02.09 12:38:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 6) :

    I donno….Frans was very good in the WC…talks from Aus and NZ were that JdV’s injury was a blessing in disguise for SA….brought more variety to inside centre and improved the Bokke midfield defense…

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.02.09 13:35:33 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I actually believe the Bokke will be just as good with a Steyn/Fourie centre parring as with a JdV/Jacobs centre parring…

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.02.09 13:39:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : not anymore

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.02.09 13:53:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :

    I SAW THAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I woulod never have picked you for a POM supporter but now that your lighty is there and could pontentially play for them………….

    Oh and I am NOT refering to Matthew. :razz:

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.02.09 13:54:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : :?: :shock: :!:

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.02.09 13:57:42 by wpw is feeling 'myopic' today Reply
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  • @wpw is feeling ‘myopic’ today (Comment 36) :

    Barret… :roll:

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.02.09 14:03:12 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) :

    In who’s pool?

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.02.09 14:16:04 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 37) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) :

    Isn’t Barret a Bradley?

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.02.09 14:19:56 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 39) :

    Just the one and only.. :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.02.09 14:21:31 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • it’s Barritt, you fools! :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.02.09 14:29:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 40) : Are you not coming to say hi drol?

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.02.09 14:30:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 40) : Are you not coming to say hi drol?

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.02.09 14:30:19 by klempie Reply

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  • So much for WordPress detecting duplicate comments. :roll:

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.02.09 14:31:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 38) :

    hemel maar jy IS moeg vandag. :razz:

    Website: http://www.superbru.com/sixnations
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    Comment 27, posted at 04.02.09 11:58:29 by KSA Shark © Edit

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.02.09 14:34:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okes it has been cats and dogs all day and roads are rivers. Can I get the day off running? Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaase.

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.02.09 14:34:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 46) :

    Okay…but maybe you should go for a swim instead?? :wink:

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.02.09 14:39:14 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 46) : Roads are rivers? Go for a swim then lazy!!!

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.02.09 14:39:32 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 47) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.02.09 14:40:04 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 46) :

    NO dude, this is the time to show your commitment.

    We are behind you all the way. (In Spirit not in a Stormy way)

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.02.09 14:40:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : Ha ha ha…someone’s in top form… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.02.09 14:41:07 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 48) : Didn’t bring my trunks. :oops:

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.02.09 14:43:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 52) :

    Speedo?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.02.09 14:49:30 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 53) : You wish! Come talk to me man! :evil:

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.02.09 14:53:12 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 54) : I thought she was?

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.02.09 14:55:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : On google talk, wher prying eyes like yours cannot go. ;)

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.02.09 14:57:44 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 56) :

    Now you know – THAT is the sort of comment that would get an innocent person in serious akkies… :???:

    @robdylan (Comment 55) :

    So did I… :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.02.09 15:01:48 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 57) : ;)

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.02.09 15:04:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 57) : ja… if my wife saw something like that on a public forum, she might well ask me some very pointed questions…

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.02.09 15:07:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : Blah, blah, blah. There is nothing untoward. It’s just easier to converse on IM.

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.02.09 15:09:29 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 60) :

    giving to much trouble…on and off the whole time and besides – I only get chance for the odd comment – no time to converse at present! :???:

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.02.09 15:15:46 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 61) : in other words, you’ve been dumped :) Don’t call Ice, she’ll call you. Or actually, she won’t :)

    If you check out news24, they sometimes have online dating profiles on the right of the screen…. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.02.09 15:18:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 61) : Fine! :roll: Hope you are giving those flerries at the office hell. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.02.09 15:20:32 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) : Touche. :razz: I browse the iol ones from time to time. They also advertise them next to the articles. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.02.09 15:22:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) : @klempie (Comment 64) :

    :mrgreen:

    @klempie (Comment 63) :

    Doing my best…as usual! :lol:

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.02.09 15:26:26 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 64) : wind wind wind… :)

  • Comment 66, posted at 04.02.09 15:29:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : me up? :???:

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.02.09 15:40:05 by klempie Reply

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  • Oh reeling me in. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 68, posted at 04.02.09 15:53:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 67) : @klempie (Comment 68) : both :)

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