As stated by SuperSport, Steyn chose the option of returning to the Rugby World Cup after returning from the rugby championship, where he educated Springbok executives that he "needed to invest more energy with his family".
Had completed 68 tests for the Springboks and last played against the Cougars in August.
He recently had the fulfillment of kicking the triumphant penalty kick against the corresponding Lions in the third tough test to win the series for the Boks, perfectly repeating the performance he had achieved 12 years earlier.
He ends up as South Africa's second-highest scorer in all Tests with 742, just behind Percy Montgomery, who scored 893.
His resignation means the Springboks will have to forego the Bulls star when they visit Europe in November.
The 37-year-old spoke to Bok's mentor Jacques Nienaber about his choice and said that the past two months had suffered significant damage.
"I think it's an ideal opportunity to strike now," Steyn told SuperSport.
"I told Jacques that I would not be available at the end of the year. It was difficult for me to be separated from my family for more than 17/18 weeks and I have to invest more energy in them.
Steyn was in different places Biorisen as he competed in the UK and Irish Lions Series, Rugby Championship Australia visits and the United Rugby Championship (URC) .
Steyn will definitely play for the Bulls in the URC and Currie Cup and his contract is expected to end However, June 2022, Bulls rugby supervisor Jake White is dragging this out.
"I still have a little time left for my calling and I would rather spend it playing for the Bulls than not participating. I have to take part. in my last two years of rugby, "said Steyn.
The Springboks will present their team for the November tryouts on Tuesday at 12:00.
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