Springbok and Sharks centre Francois Steyn marries his fiancée, Linca Meyer, in Durban tomorrow in a private ceremony.
Since news broke of Steyn’s exclusion from the team named to play England in Port Elizabeth this weekend because he was “getting married”, fans have been wanting to know who the lucky lady is.
The questions on their lips have been: “Where will it be held?”, “Who will be attending it?” and, most importantly, “Who is the bride, and what will her dress look like?”
Steyn’s agent, Gerrie Swart, told The Mercury yesterday: “Her name is Linca Meyer from Durban.”
And, no, she is not related to Heyneke Meyer, the Springbok coach.
The Mercury has learnt that Linca Meyer was born in the Free State, but moved to Durban around the same time as Steyn joined the Sharks.
Not much is known about the wedding itself, except that the couple are trying to keep it as private and low-key as possible, and are not allowing publications such as Huisgenoot to cover the story.
The venue has remained a closely guarded secret, with only the couple’s families and close friends knowing the details.
What is known is that it is in Durban.
Sources said none of Steyn’s fellow Springboks would be at the wedding.
Swart would say only: “It will be a small wedding. It is being done discreetly, and I will be attending.”
Meyer matriculated from Port Natal High School in Umbilo in 2008.
A former teacher, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the couple had begun dating when Meyer was in Grade 12.
“When they started dating, we were very excited and thrilled for her. She did not let their relationship affect her schoolwork, as she continued to do well,” said the teacher.
“We have been reading in the newspapers that she will be getting married to the rugby star. She was one of my good students and was very sweet, a lovely girl.”