Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn will be leaving the Bulls at the end of the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season.
According to the Eyewitness News Sport website, Steyn’s agent Johan van Greune said the Springbok and Bulls pivot’s likely destination is French Top 14 club, Stade Francais.
Steyn’s contract with the Bulls ends in October this year, but he will be looking for an early release – with the Bulls’ blessing – after the Super Rugby season ends on August 3.
Van Greune confirmed that Steyn, 28, will however still be available for Springbok selection.
“Morne has spoken to Heyneke, they have discussed this. Obviously it is difficult to make commitments from Heyneke’s side. That’s one of the reasons he chose to go to France. It does open the door for him to play for the Springboks in the future.”
Steyn has played in 106 Super Rugby matches for the Bulls, scoring 1 201 points in the process. Steyn has also scored 486 Test points in 42 matches for the Springboks.
Stade Francais are currently languishing in 10th spot in the Top 14 standings.
Steyn will join fellow South Africans Michael van Vuuren (hooker), Gerhard Mostert (lock) and Anton van Zyl (lock) on Stade Francais’ books.