South Africa
Francois Steyn released from Springboks squad after brother's death
ESPN Staff
August 3, 2015
Francois Steyn
Francois Steyn© Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images

Francois Steyn has been released from the South Africa squad following the death of his brother.

Steyn was training with the squad ahead of Saturday's Test against Argentina but will now return to be with his family.

"Frans informed me straight after our morning session on Monday and as soon as he heard the sad and tragic news that his brother had passed away," said Ian Schwartz, Springbok team manager.

"We will not take any decisions on his immediate involvement with the squad - his personal situation is now the most important and we will support him and his family wherever we can in this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frans and his entire family in this time of mourning."

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