Monré Steyn was decisive and the player who gave the Springboks victory and series over British & Irish Lions with a late-game kick, just like in 2009. For this series, the South African returned to wear the shirt of his country, after five years of absence.
The 37-year-old experienced player last tried on his team’s jersey in 2016. However, against the Lions he entered and showed his entire hierarchy. Steyn entered for Handré Pollard who averaged a low second half and converted two penalties that gave the Boks the victory over the European team.
Despite this, there was a Lukhanyo Am foul on Conor Murray giving Finn Russell a chance to level the points. The Scotsman took the opportunity coldly to tie the score, but Steyn was the one who sentenced the match.
The 2009 hero entered the court with a 16-minute margin for the story to have a denouement. His act was to put South Africa up on the scoreboard and take the game and, consequently, the series against the British & Irish Lions.