- Rugby hero Frans Steyn has announced he will return back to South African shores from January 2020
- The two-time World Cup-winner will leave Montpellier in France and be based in Bloemfontein
- Steyn and his family's return is based on him focusing on his farming business
Frans Steyn joined an elite club to have won two Rugby World Cup titles with the Springboks following South Africa's triumph in Japan.
The rugby hero has been playing for Montpellier in France, but is set to return back to South Africa from January 2020.
Briefly.co.za understands that Steyn has been playing in France since 2014.
Having secured his legendary status, there's no better time for Steyn to return home and he's already purchased a house in Bloemfontein.
Volksblad reported that the 32-year-old will be joined by his wife, Linca, and their three young children.
It is understood that the move has been motivated by Steyn's passion for farming and his children's needs.
Steyn said, "We want to raise our children here because we want them to experience the same upbringing my wife and I had when we grew up."
Steyn will reportedly pursue his farming interests while being based in the Free State, but it is not yet known if he will sign for the Cheetahs.
The utility back will travel to France for the final time this weekend.
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