Springboks’ double World Cup winner Steyn to depart Montpellier for Cheetahs


South Africa’s two-time Rugby World Cup winner Francois Steyn will be part of the Cheetahs from Montpellier this summer time, the South African aspect introduced on Sunday.

Versatile Sprinbgoks again Steyn, 32, who has made 67 Take a look at appearances, grew to become the youngest participant to elevate the Webb Ellis trophy in 2007 earlier than additionally clinching the trophy final yr.

“We’re delighted to announce that Frans Steyn has signed a 2 yr settlement with the Toyota Cheetahs, beginning on 1 July 2020,” mentioned the Cheetahs’ Managing Director Harold Verster.

The French top-flight and the Professional 14 seasons have been postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic with Steyn in his fifth season with Montpellier.

Throughout his time on the Mediterranean coast Steyn has reached a Prime 14 ultimate and gained the second-tier European Problem Cup.

He began his profession with Durban-based Sharks earlier than a primary spell in France with Racing 92 and two seasons with Japanese aspect Toshiba Courageous Lupus.

Steyn gained his first World Cup as a 20-year-old 12 years in the past working at centre earlier than repeating the feat in Japan final November enjoying in midfield, on the wing and at full-back.