Morne Steyn signs contract extension with Bulls until June 2023

Morne Steyn recently announced retirement from international rugby
Morne Steyn recently announced retirement from international rugby

Former South Africa international Morne Steyn has signed a new contract with Bulls until June 2023.

Steyn recently announced his retirement from international rugby after playing in 68 Tests for the Springboks. He also played a vital role in South Africa claiming the series win over British and Irish Lions earlier in the year - a feat he repeated on his international debut against the Lions in 2009.

The veteran fly-half will also finish his career second in most points scored for South Africa with 742 to his tally behind Percy Montgomery, who amassed 893.

The 37-year-old was part of Bulls since his professional rugby debut in 2003 and made a switch to Stade Francais in 2013 before returning back to the Pretoria based club in 2020.

The news was confirmed by Blue Bulls Rugby Union president Willem Strauss via his Twitter account.

“Morne Steyn’s contract has been extended to June 2023! This product of Sand du Plessis HS in Bloemfontein’s value as mentor and player is immeasurable. A true Vodacom Bulls and Springbok legend of his generation!” tweeted Strauss.

Bulls are positioned 15th in the United Rugby Championship table with a solitary win from four matches.