Steyn who were considering offers from Metro and the Sharks decided to return to South Africa following 3 –years at the French club. In a statement on the club’s website, club president Jacky Lorenzetti wished Frans well and thanked him for his contribution over the last 3 years.
It is unclear whether Steyn will indeed return to the Sharks, the only union that publicly admitted being in talks with his agent.
It is understood that Metro made him a very attractive offer but Frans’ ambitions to win major trophies with the Springboks under new coach, Heyneke Meyer, was ultimately the deciding factor.
It is no secret Meyer wanted Frans back in South Africa as he sees him as a vital player for the Springboks presumably at inside center.