Steyn has been in sensational form for the Cheetahs this year, and despite the fact he will turn 35-years-old in May, there are no indications that he is slowing down.
The veteran utility back was a key member of the Springboks’ World Cup-winning side in 2019, and has remained part of the Bok squad since then. Increasingly, it appears that he could push through to next year’s event in France where he would have a shot at securing a third winner’s medal.
“I am enjoying my rugby at present,” the 74-cap Springbok said. “I am enjoying it here at the Free State.
“My children are here in the school [in Bloemfontein]. My wife is happy and there are some nice people at the Free State.
“I still get angry on the field. The day that I am no longer angry and accept mediocrity, average, that is the day I will stop.
“At the moment, I still get angry and want to compete. People still make me angry on the field. I am still OK.”
Steyn was born in Aliwal North, but went to famous rugby school Grey College in Bloemfontein
Steyn and his family have settled in Bloemfontein, and despite the fact that the Cheetahs aren’t involved in the United Rugby Championship, the stalwart is happy to be involved in an incredible underdog story.
“I truly feel there is something special happening here [in Bloemfontein].
“I am looking forward to seeing where the Free State can go in the future. Even if I am finished, I feel there is something great coming.”