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Meyer: Morne Steyn is first choice 10

Coach Heyneke Meyer believes French-based Morne Steyn is still the best Springbok flyhalf.

Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Despite the multitude of options available in Super Rugby this season, Morne Steyn looks set to remain as Heyneke Meyer's first choice Springbok flyhalf.

Steyn, who currently plies his trade in France for Stade Francais, joins Cheetahs pivot Johan Goosen as the specialist number 10s in Meyer's 36-man squad for the Incoming Test Series.

The Boks face the World XV at Newlands on Saturday, followed by Tests against Wales and Scotland.

Sharks back Francois Steyn is likely to double up as a third option at 10 if the need arises, meaning Lions flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff missed out on selection.

The 29-year-old Steyn hasn't been in the best of form in France, and hasn't had much game time either.

But that doesn't seem to bother coach Heyneke Meyer, who looked to the positives when commenting on Steyn's lack of action.

"In a sense I think it's great he didn't get a lot of game time. If he was in South Africa he probably would have played every single game. I say that with respect because I can understand why. So in a way it's great he didn't play a lot, because he's been struggling with his back."

Meyer says Steyn is his preferred number 10 to lead the World Cup challenge next year.

"Johan Goosen is injured and Pat Lambie is injured. I believe if you want to win the World Cup, you have to have a quality 10. Unfortunately we've had a lot of injuries at 10, and we haven't really settled."

Meyer says he needs to find his two best flyhalves this year.

"We need to settle on a 10 and a backup, because you want to know who your best team is going to the World Cup, especially who your 10 is going to be."