A Text Message From A South African Rugby Player May Be At The Center Of The Pistorius ShootingSean Newell2/18/13 10:00amFiled to: Oscar PistoriusReeva steenkampBlade gunnerJustin divarisFrancois hougaardNewsSportsTop681EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOver the weekend, we learned of a South African rugby player, Francois Hougaard, who may or may not have once dated the woman Oscar Pistorius shot and killed, Reeva Steenkamp. According to one report, Pistorius and Steenkamp were fighting over a text message from Hougaard early Thursday morning, shortly before her death. (And how did this all come out? Via Nelson Mandela's personal assistant, of course. More on that in a second.) Hougaard is a member of the South African national rugby union team, the Springboks. According to the Mirror, he and Steenkamp shared an agent and enjoyed a "close friendship." Hougaard pulled out of a rugby match on Friday as the love-triangle theory got bruited around the press—supplanting the mistaken-burglary story—and his agent released a statement denying his involvement.