Steyn to hang up Bok boots

Morné Steyn has indicated that his Springbok-playing days are over.

Steyn earned the last of his 66 Test caps when he started against the All Blacks in Durban at the beginning of October, before being left out of the team's end-of-year squad.

Now back with French club Stade Français, Steyn has said that he is set to hang up his boots at international level.

'I'm saying now that I won't play for the Springboks anymore,' he told Midi Olympique.

'The trips, the time away, all of it has become too much. And what is more back home, Handré Pollard is back from injury. He and Pat Lambie are very talented. It's time for them instead of me.'

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Craig Lewis