Heyneke Meyer has the “Morne Steyn” disease

Looks like Heyneke Meyer has succumbed to the Bok coach disease of irrational loyalty to players.  This week on the interview circuit all was revealed on the DSTV tragicomedy referred to as Boots ‘n All.

As the only guest in studio not willing to kiss anyone in a bok blazer’s ass and in his “speaking truth to power” mode, Nick Mallet called out Heyneke on the continued selection of Morne Steyn at flyhalf  despite his lack of form.  Morne is in the team to kick goals, since he doesn’t exactly give you anything else.  And he isn’t exactly kicking goals is he?

Hearing Heyneke defend his selection was painful.  He mumbled something about Morne’s form not actually being that bad and that if you switched to Afrikaans commentary during the game he actually plays quite well.

This kind of irrational disease seems to overcome South African’s in positions of power.  It also has its counter in the insane refusal to pick a player who is clearly better than “coach’s favourite”.   Is the Heyneke Meyer – Morne Steyn clouded thinking going to be up there amongst the following:

  • John “Colonel Gadaffi” Smit’s stranglehold over the De Villiers coaching tenure.
  • Jake White and “the fetcher” debacle, circa 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  • Tiaan Strauss  not being selected against the touring Kiwis in post-isolation South Africa.
  • The ANC insisting that Julius Malema “wasn’t a complete shit”, at least until he turned his idiot hose onto Jacob Zuma that is.
  • Nick Mallet and the Gary Teichmann.
  • Bryan Habana and all of his coaches during 2008 to 2011.
  • Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn not beating the shit out of Jar Jar Binks in every scene in which they appear together.

Perhaps Pat Lambie needs to start showing up to coaching sessions wearing his Morne Steyn mask.  Is that what it is going to take?  Or a miracle cure for Johan Goosen?

Morne Steyn looking pretty confident now that he has that compromising photo of Heyneke Meyer with his “Sex in the City” box set.

Smokey the Bowler


  1. Off course he is going to pick Steyn. He is a bible basher like his fellow Bulls tossers. Fuck em up NZ

  2. Interesting theory on how to get picked for the Boks. Haven’t heard that one.

  3. I really don’t get it. Maybe Heyneke hasn’t watch one of Morne’s games recently. He isn’t just kind of out of form, he is so far gone from form it’s unbelievable. As a Sharks supporter I am all behind Lambie as the flyhalf, but if not him, then get someone like Peter Grant who had one of the best kicking games of the Super Rugby season. It’s these kinds of decisions that upset Boks supporters.

  4. You and me both. Or go with the wild card of Goosen. But it’s getting painful and infuriating. When was the last time he had a good game?

  5. Morne Steyn stands 1 km behind the forwards then try to set the backline away from way behind the game line. Someone please in Gods name tell Steyn to go flatter. Deep is also so bloody predictable

  6. You forgot the bit about waving his arms like turnstiles whenever an opposition player runs at him. This is apparently his attempt at a tackle.

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