Steyn’s short-lived Twitter fling is over

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 23 Mar 2012 at 08:31
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Much excitement filled the Twitter world yesterday, when Frans Steyn – the subject of much recent Sharks return speculation – appeared on the social networking site out of nowhere to confirm the ongoing talks.

A few eyebrows were raised in the process, with Steyn confirming interest from both the Sharks and his current club, Racing Metro and indicating that he’d be making a decision within a week or so. Steyn, in making the tweet, immediately ended the speculation that there may be a bidding war under way between South African sides hoping for his services, a piece of information that his agent, Gerrie Swart, probably didn’t want to be as widely known as it now is.

If Steyn was hoping to use interest from the Stormers or Bulls as a bargaining chip in his discussions with the Sharks, that opportunity would now seem to be lost. We also don’t know whether the powers at Racing are fully aware of the discussions with the Sharks; given how widely those have been reported in the local media, though, it’s unlikely that it’s still much of a secret anywhere.

We’re not sure exactly who said what to young Fransie in the background, but as of this morning, his account is gone, with no sign of any of the offending tweets to be seen. It’s a pity that he felt he couldn’t stick around, since we’d just started a nice little campaign asking fans to show their support for his return by including the #FransComeHome hash tag in tweets to the player. Here’s hoping that it wasn’t all the attention from fans that caused Steyn to turn tail from Twitter, because that would be quite sad indeed, given how overwhelmingly positive the response was.


  • Most possibly his agent having a heart attack…

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.03.12 08:33:20 by PTAShark Reply
    DragnipurSuper Rugby player
  • Haha! If I see how many followers he had in a very short space, our little hashtag come home thing might have skrikked him off!

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.03.12 08:47:11 by Ice Reply
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  • Rugby / football agents they’re all the same. greedy buggers! :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.03.12 08:48:53 by slammerboy Reply

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  • Or perhaps Gerrie is looking after his own interest again, and didn’t want Frans to be influenced to come home, but rather stay at RM …which I am sure means more commission…?

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.03.12 08:49:31 by Ice Reply
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  • kekekeke

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.03.12 08:54:52 by Uli Reply
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  • I think he didnt like my profile pic :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.03.12 08:57:25 by Uli Reply
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  • :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.03.12 09:10:55 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Home??

    I thought Frans is from the Free State. :twisted: :???:

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.03.12 09:17:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Yes he was at school there, but then he came to the Sharks Academy. That makes him a Shark through and through.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.03.12 09:20:04 by PTAShark Reply
    DragnipurSuper Rugby player
  • Personally i think saying nothing is best and just waiting for the facts to be made public

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.03.12 09:21:09 by sharks_lover Reply

    sharks_loverTeam captain
  • there are so many different stories running around that its near impossible to believe anything said

    I’ll wait till the Sharks confirm whatever is decided

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.03.12 09:22:22 by sharks_lover Reply

    sharks_loverTeam captain
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 11) : knowing them, they’ll confirm it after his 10th game back

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.03.12 09:24:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : home is where you make it…
    And that’s Durbs…. ;)

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.03.12 09:24:35 by Franshark Reply
    FransharkTeam captain
  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.03.12 09:25:38 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • omg Rob you made me burst out loud with laughter, customers stared at me for laughing at my puter :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.03.12 09:26:52 by sharks_lover Reply

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