Morne Steyn. Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images

Morne Steyn. Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images

Bulls, Bok legend Morne Steyn reveals when he’s set to fully retire!

Legendary flyhalf Morne Steyn says he has ‘maybe two years’ of rugby left in him at the Bulls before he hangs up his boots.

Morne Steyn. Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images

Morne Steyn. Photo by Anton Geyser/Gallo Images

Towards the end of last year, Morne Steyn signed a contract extension with the Bulls that will see him remain at Loftus Versfeld until June 2023.


The 37-year-old flyhalf previously announced his international retirement, but will remain part of Bulls head coach Jake White’s squad for the next 16 months.

“It was a good time for me to finish it off. In 2009 I started with the British and Irish Lions series, and I finished off again with them. It was just a nice circle to finish the whole thing off,” Steyn said of this decision.

“I’ve signed another year with the Bulls so I’ll be involved there until June 2023. That will keep me busy and sharp and able to keep up with youngsters. I just want to enjoy my rugby at the Bulls. I have maybe two years left in me, and then I’ll probably be finished.

“There is a bright future for this team in the United Rugby Championship. It honestly feels like we’re back at that stage of Super Rugby from 2007 to 2010 where we’re building up a nice team. I think there is a great balance between the youngsters and experienced players like myself and Bismarck du Plessis and Marcell Coetzee. And I just want to enjoy my time there.”

Steyn will go down as one of the Boks and Bulls’ all-time greats

Morne Steyn played 68 Tests and scored 742 points for the Springboks after making his debut in 2009 against the British & Irish Lions.

He finished his career as South Africa’s second-highest point scorer of all time behind Percy Montgomery’s tally of 893.

Earlier this year, he kicked the winning penalty against the tourists in the decisive third Test to secure a series victory for the Springboks – exactly 12 years after doing exactly the same in the second Test of the 2009 British & Irish Lions tour.


1. Percy Montgomery – 893

2. Morne Steyn – 742

3. Handre Pollard – 568

4. Bryan Habana – 335

5. Naas Botha – 312

6. Elton Jantjies – 309

7. Joel Stransky – 240

8. Braam van Straaten – 221

9. Joost van der Westhuizen – 190

10. Jannie de Beer – 181