Imagine making your debut against the British and Irish Lions and then also finishing your career against the best Britain and Ireland have to offer 12 years later.
It’s the stuff of dreams.
Only problem you have is that you are not nowhere near the selection conversation when it comes to the national team, who had just won a World Cup by the way.
To make the situation even more ridiculous is the fact that you last represented your country back in 2016. Almost five years ago.
Die mense het al vergeet van jou where you are playing for Stade France in France. En wat doen Morne Steyn toe? He returns home to the Bulls for one final Lions push.
You hear every critic saying: “But what can a 36-year-old kicking flyhalf with no flair bring to the national team if we have young exciting flyhalves such as Damian Willemse and Curwin Bosch to groom for the future?”.
En daar gaan ruk Steyn ‘n haas uit die hoed uit with his performance against Willemse for the Bulls last weekend.
The Bulls pivot gave one of the best performances in a No.10 jumper we’ve seen in South Africa domestically in recent memory.
His performance had it all: flair, composure and a superb display of what it means to run the game.
Yes people, Morne Steyn schooled the Stormers on the weekend and I believe it’s the sort of showing that will bring him into the equation when we start talking about Bok spots.
Let's not forget that it was Steyn who was the hero the last time the British Lions came to our shores.
A week after making his debut off the bench in the first Test, Steyn again came off the wood in the second Test. And with the two teams locked at 25-25 in extra time, Steyn then slotted a penalty kick from within his own half to win the match for the Boks and clinch the series.
What a way to announce your arrival on the international scene.
He then went on to star in 66 matches for the Boks, scoring 736 points in the process.
We all thought it was over for Steyn when he made his last appearance for the Boks in 2016.
But I get the feeling that with more performances like the one we saw last weekend, it will be tough to ignore this fine red wine when the Brits come to town next year.
Having said this, I don’t think Steyn should be chosen ahead of Willemse, but the Stormers flyhalf will surely reap the rewards of having a veteran such as Steyn showing him the ropes.
It’s the Lions series, why wouldn’t you want to think about including the guy who won it for you last time around?
Even if it’s just in case of emergency – like what they did with Schalk Brits at the World Cup.
Just look at how positive Fourie du Preez’s impact is on the Bulls’ scrumhalves.
Why not chew on that one until next week…