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Vintage Frans Steyn launches last-minute missile to beat the Sharks

BY davidharper  ·  Friday Mar 12, 2021

Frans Steyn has proven time and again that he possesses one of the strongest boots in the history of the game. He’s made a career out of slotting kicks from 60 metres that seem almost effortless. His latest attempt was a match-winner from a mere 40 metres that easily had another 20 to spare.

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The Sharks held a slim two-point lead in the last minute. However, ill-discipline gave way to three penalties, giving Steyn yet another chance at last-minute heroics.

He showed just a few months ago how powerful a weapon he still is, blasting this one from 64 metres with barely a run-up.

Former Springbok captain John Smit once famously said of Steyn: “He’s not a goalkicker, he’s a rocket launcher.”

And who could forget this monumental drop goal against Clermont 11 years ago.

Perhaps the NFL could be in his future after rugby.

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