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Morne Steyn to fly to Scotland to answer SOS call - report

By Ian Cameron
(Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Bulls have reportedly sent an SOS to one of their Springboks to join them in Scotland ahead of their Round Four match against Edinburgh on Saturday.


According to Netwerk24, Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn is on his way to the United Kingdom to bolster the Pretoria side’s flyhalf stocks.

Johan Goosen suffered what appeared to be a knee ligament injury early in his team’s 29-19 win over Cardiff Blues this past weekend.

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Replacement flyhalf Chris Smith kicked 19 points in a comeback win for the Bulls after they were 3-16 down at half-time.

White said Goosen was “fearing the worst” after picking up the injury, which could keep on the sidelined for a lengthy period.

Saturday’s match against Edinburgh will be the Bulls’ last on their first tour in this season’s inaugural United Rugby Championship.

Steyn recently returned to South Africa after the Springboks’ overseas leg of the Rugby Championship.


The 37-year-old, who kicked the winning points in the third Test against the British and Irish Lions in August, didn’t feature in matches against Australia and New Zealand.

Goosen’s injury aside, the Bulls are riding the wave of their first United Rugby Championship win. A barnstorming second-half performance by the Bulls saw them clinch their maiden URC victory over Cardiff in the Welsh capital on Saturday night.

After five halves of lacklustre rugby in Europe, the Carling Currie Cup champions finally showed of what they are capable by totally dismantling the Welsh club after the break of their match at Cardiff Arms Park.

Whatever was said in the changerooms at the break clearly had an effect as Marcell Coetzee brilliantly led his troops in one of the best second half comebacks of the season. Their defence was superb, as the Bulls completed 95 per cent of their tackles, while they looked a lot more dynamic and energetic with ball in hand.



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