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Kolisi, Nienaber hail evergreen Frans Steyn after Wales heroics: He's an extraordinary group man

Springbok commander Siya Kolisi said Frans Steyn showed his worth in the group's 23-18 success against Wales in Cardiff. 

Steyn said that he'd never lost a game in Cardiff. 

Springbok chief Siya Kolisi applauded Frans Steyn's exhibition in Saturday's 23-18 success against Wales, saying the veteran showed how playing openings ought to be taken. 

Steyn, who came on ahead of schedule as a head injury evaluation trade for Damian Willemse, moved back the clock with an exhibition that was suggestive of his more youthful days at the Sharks. 

Steyn had additionally brazenly, yet really conceded in the post-match TV meet that he had not lost in Cardiff. His absence of dread and absence of things came through as the Boks broke a long-standing condemnation. 

The message that Steyn sent through his exhibition was not lost on Kolisi, who trusts the more youthful players will take a leaf from his book. 

"He played well overall and we've frequently seen that folks who get their chance to play take it with two hands," Kolisi said. 

"It was energizing to see a person of that experience showing that sort of appetite and he gave it everything. 

"It was the message of this game; accepting the open doors when they come and he was awesome in many offices." 

Steyn's presentation was likewise offered a go-ahead by mentor Jacques Nienaber, who said his experience was priceless in the horrible Cardiff conditions. 

While Steyn will be 36 when the following World Cup rolls around in Paris, Nienaber said Steyn's illustrations through his profession will prove to be useful for the more youthful players in the group. 

The Boks have invigorating youthful fullbacks in Willemse, Aphelele Fassi and Warrick Gelant who can take their game to a more elevated level. 

"I figured Frans did all around well when he came on. It's extraordinary to have a person with such a lot of involvement, 72 Test matches and he has played bunches of rugby in the northern side of the equator and is utilized to these conditions," Nienaber said 

"At the point when it began coming down before the game, he was remaining with a couple of the external backs and he gave them a couple of specialized focuses. He has played a considerable amount in this sort of climate. 

"That is the sure about having folks with that experience. He has been here and played in these games and committed errors. 

"Frans is at a phase in his vocation where he has a lot of data and information and he isn't modest to share it. He is an incredible group man. 

"We will be playing in these conditions in 2023, so that experience is truly significant for us." 


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