Morne Steyn set to join Stade Francais

Last Updated: 15/01/13 1:08pm

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Morne Steyn: Set to join Stade Francais

Morne Steyn: Set to join Stade Francais

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Former Springbok fly-half Morne Steyn is set to join French club Stade Francais after the 2013 Super Rugby season, report AFP.

A source from Steyn's current club Northern Bulls told the news agency the 28-year-old would head for Paris after the finish of the southern hemisphere provincial championship in August, a couple of months before his current contract ends.

Steyn, who has scored 1,201 points for the Bulls in 106 Super matches and 486 points in 42 Tests, rose to prominence in 2009 when he scored a penalty from halfway to win a Test series against the British and Irish Lions.

However, he has suffered a dip in form of late, leading to Johan Goosen and later Patrick Lambie replacing him in the playmaker role for the national side.

Steyn is the latest South African to move to France after Springbok and Western Stormers left wing Bryan Habana recently ended months of speculation by announcing he had signed a three-year deal with 2012 French Top 14 runners-up Toulon.

Stade Francais, in the lower half of the current French Top 14 championship table with seven wins and seven losses from 15 games, have three South Africans on their books in hooker Michael van Vuuren and locks Gerhard Mostert and Anton van Zyl.

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