Frans Steyn leaves Sharks for Japan
June 6, 2014
Frans Steyn was a World Cup-winner with South Africa in 2007 © Getty Images
South Africa international Frans Steyn will be playing his club rugby in Japan next season after agreeing a deal to join the Top League's Toshiba Brave Lupus.
Steyn, who has 53 caps and was part of the 2007 World Cup-winning Springbok team, will fulfill his commitments to Super Rugby outfit the Sharks before moving to Japan. He will be joined at Brave Lupus by former New Zealand Maori captain Tanerau Latimer, who moves from the Chiefs.
Steyn and Latimer are just the latest players to leave Super Rugby for the Brave Lupus. The four-time Top League champions have already attracted Richard Kahui and Cooper Vuna, formerly of the Chiefs and Melbourne Rebels respectively.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Heather Watson's US Open ended after just 54 minutes while Michael Jordan hangs out with Roger Federer
Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci says he wants manufacturers to be given the chance to make changes to their engine during a season
Roger Federer launched his US Open campaign with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 7-6(4) victory over Marinko Matosevic in his opening match at this year's US Open
Louis van Gaal has admitted that Angel Di Maria's arrival at Manchester United may force him to change his new 3-5-2 system
Pat McCabe has been advised to retire from rugby after his third neck injury in less than two years, and end negotiations for a lucrative contract in France, ESPN understands
Manchester United fans face a test of conviction as the dark, gloomy ripples from last season continue to wash over this campaign, writes Iain MacIntosh
Tom Hamilton reports back from the launch of the Guinness PRO12 where there is a renewed sense of optimism with all of the off-field changes to the league
Manchester United have endured a shaky start to the season and Burnley will fancy their chances of making Louis van Gaal's life even worse at Turf Moor
Just when they thought their hunt for a new manager could not get any more farcical, Crystal Palace have received an application from one of TV's most hapless teenagers
Mahela Jayawardene made half-centuries in his first and last Test innings. How many other people have done this?
Manchester United will turn their attention to finally signing Arturo Vidal from Juventus, sources in England and Italy have stated, after agreeing a fee with Real Madrid to acquire Angel Di Maria
New Manchester United signing Angel di Maria has sensationally claimed he did not want to leave Real Madrid but was left no choice by the La Liga club's board
Louis van Gaal said Shinji Kagawa does not want to play his brand of football as he explained the Japan international's absence from the Manchester United team so far this season
Manny Pacquiao won't "waste his time" waiting for Floyd Mayweather to call, according to his trainer Freddie Roach
Louis van Gaal suffered his worst night as Manchester United manager so far as his side slumped to a shock 4-0 League Cup defeat to League One's MK Dons
Sean Foley has become fodder for a multitude of critics as Tiger failed to win one of the four biggest tournaments, but the coach is not to blame, writes Bob Harig
Manuel Pellegrini's solid summer set him up for victory over Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool, who are now a team in transition, reports John Brewin
So far this year has been memorable for some great fights and boxing stories, but it is not over yet. I give you the twelve 'rounds' of boxing that I would like to see before the end of December. As a warning, there are no rounds in my 'twelve' rounds. En