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Steyn quits Springboks

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Friday, June 13, 2014

DURBAN, South Africa, - Frans Steyn's sudden and unexplained withdrawal from the Springboks days out from their first Test of the year contributed to what coach Heyneke Meyer has called his 10 toughest days in the job.

Steyn, called a special player with the X-factor just last week by Meyer, was released from the squad late on Tuesday at his request.

Steyn played in the centres in South Africa's 47-13 win over a World XV at Newlands on Saturday, a non-cap match but his first appearance in a Springboks jersey since 2012.

He told the South African Rugby Union he was unavailable for the Tests this month against Wales and Scotland.

South Africa: Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks, JP Pietersen, Jan Serfontein, Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez; Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield (captain), Bakkies Botha, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Gurthro Steenkamp. Reserves: Schalk Brits, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Lood de Jager, Schalk Burger, Ruan Pienaar, Johan Goosen, Lwazi Mvovo.





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