Worcester linked with Steyn

Date published: April 5 2017

Worcester director of rugby Gary Gold has revealed that Bok fly-half Morné Steyn is “somebody they would look at” as a possible signing.

The 32-year-old, who plays for Stade Français, has won 66 caps for South Africa and is admired for former Bok assistant coach Gold.

A possible move to Sixways would see him link up with former Bulls teammates Francois Hougaard, Wynand Olivier and Dewald Potgieter.

“It would be one of the players we would look at,” Gold told Worcester News when pressed about a pursuit of the experienced back.

“We are in the market for a world-class 10 and he would certainly be somebody we would look at.

“My understanding is he is under contract. It’s a position we haven’t denied we are looking at.”

Worcester were recently linked with both James O’Connor and Toby Flood, moves that boss Gold shrugged off as being pure speculation.

“Some of the stuff that comes out seems astonishing,” he said.

“I am left bewildered where some of these stories come from.”