Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
28 Oct 2020
3:21 pm

WATCH: Blue Bulls fly-half Morne Steyn teaches Phakaaathi how to kick a rugby ball!

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Phakaaathi's own Tshepo Ntsoelengoe went to Loftus Stadium in Pretoria to chat to the Blue Bulls' Morne Steyn about the difference between kicking a soccer and a rugby ball.

Flyhalf Morne Steyn will be a key member of the Blue Bulls' 'spine' in the Currie Cup final against the Sharks on Saturday. Picture: Getty Images

I’ve always wondered how rugby players manage to have this incredible technique when it comes to kicking the ball. So, I decided to take up a challenge against Blue Bulls fly half and one of the most decorated kickers in South African rugby Morne Steyn.

I mean, who to better learn from and challenge yourself against than the guy who holds the world record for most points scored by a player who has also scored all their team’s points in a single international match. Steyn also scored more points than anyone else at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

The man is undoubtedly a legend in South African rugby. And having to teach a soccer player to kick a ball was nothing to him.

I have to admit, it was a bit difficult at first, but as soon as I got the hang of it I became a master-kicker.

Here is a little chat I had with him below talking about the difference between kicking a soccer ball and rugby ball.

Steyn is back in South Africa with the Blue Bulls after a long spell at Stade Francais in France.

 

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