- The injury forced veteran Springbok and Cheetahs escort Frans Stein to retire.
- Steyn was an important part of Springbok’s 2007 and 2019 World Cup winning teams.
- Capped 78 times for South Africa, Stein scored 165 points for the Springboks (including 11 tries).
Veteran Springbok and Cheetahs back, Frans Stein, has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
Steyn suffered a knee injury, which he picked up earlier in the season.
The two-time World Cup winner took to social media on Tuesday night to announce he was stepping away from the match.
“It was a tough few months before I came to terms with saying goodbye to the game that had been my entire life,” he said. Stein said.
“In response to the many questions I have faced since sustaining a knee injury earlier this year, I am announcing my retirement from professional rugby.
“To be honest, that wasn’t how I envisioned the end of the journey. Every player wants it to end on their own terms, but I’m fortunate to have played this game for so long and [am] So grateful for the trip I had.
“I gave her everything I had, and I have no regrets.
“I have a tremendous number of people to thank from all over the world for their support throughout the ups and downs of my career. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities, friendship, memories and lessons that rugby has given me.
“I am looking forward to the next chapter and the opportunity to give back to the game that gave me everything.
“Thank you for all the support. It’s been such an honor,” she said. He finished.
Steyn played 78 tests for the Springboks, scoring 165 runs (including 11 tries).
He was an important part of the teams that won the 2007 and 2019 Rugby World Cups.
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