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#Victor Matfield

# victor-matfield - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Rassie Erasmus hailed as among 'best in world' after taking charge of South Africa
# Challenge
# Challenge

Rassie Erasmus hailed as among 'best in world' after taking charge of South Africa

Mar 1st 2018, 10:41 AM 6,200 Views 20 Comments

The ex-Munster Director of Rugby has been confirmed as successor to sacked Allister Coetzee by officials in Johannesburg.

# victor-matfield - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement
# Last Stand
# Last Stand

Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement

Oct 28th 2015, 5:40 PM 6,834 Views 3 Comments

Also, Ruan Pienaar is back in the starting line-up.

# victor-matfield - Saturday 24 October, 2015

'Matlock' made a surprise cameo for the last 20 minutes of New Zealand v South Africa
# Job Swap
# Job Swap

'Matlock' made a surprise cameo for the last 20 minutes of New Zealand v South Africa

Oct 24th 2015, 6:19 PM 11,754 Views 16 Comments

Hmmm…

# victor-matfield - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Same again for Springboks as they name side to face New Zealand
# Same Again
# Same Again

Same again for Springboks as they name side to face New Zealand

Oct 21st 2015, 10:50 AM 2,474 Views 1 Comment

Ruan Pienaar must settle for a place on the bench yet again.

# victor-matfield - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

The Irish connection behind one of Japan's Rugby World Cup heroes
# History Maker
# History Maker

The Irish connection behind one of Japan's Rugby World Cup heroes

Sep 22nd 2015, 5:00 PM 29,050 Views 12 Comments

One of the team’s stars played for Blackrock College RFC at the start of his career.

# victor-matfield - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

The injury that made Victor Matfield an accidental Springboks superstar
# Profile
# Profile

The injury that made Victor Matfield an accidental Springboks superstar

Sep 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 7,935 Views 1 Comment

Can this talismanic figure inspire a Boks win on English soil?

# victor-matfield - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

JJ Hanrahan will be joined by a South African legend at Northampton
# Transfer
# Transfer

JJ Hanrahan will be joined by a South African legend at Northampton

Sep 8th 2015, 5:40 PM 9,485 Views 5 Comments

38-year-old Victor Matfield will move to the Premiership side post-World Cup.

# victor-matfield - Friday 7 August, 2015

Premiership club play down reports that they're about to sign Victor Matfield
# Cold Water
# Cold Water

Premiership club play down reports that they're about to sign Victor Matfield

Aug 7th 2015, 12:11 PM 7,534 Views 7 Comments

Is the Springbok legend heading to England?

# victor-matfield - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

7 athletes who couldn't stay away from their favourite game
# This Is My Comeback
# This Is My Comeback

7 athletes who couldn't stay away from their favourite game

Mar 4th 2015, 11:11 AM 9,459 Views 7 Comments

Can Paul Galvin learn anything from these contemporaries?

# victor-matfield - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks
# Smarts
# Smarts

Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks

Nov 11th 2014, 10:50 PM 21,524 Views 33 Comments

Simon Easterby and Paul O’Connell came up with a smart way to stop the South Africans.

# victor-matfield - Monday 10 November, 2014

'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history
# High Praise
# High Praise

'They make your breakdown very slow': Matfield credits Ireland's ruck work while seeking solace in history

Nov 10th 2014, 4:56 PM 11,022 Views 7 Comments

The out-of-retirement lock compared the loss to a 2006 defeat at home to France.

# victor-matfield - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line
# No Scrum No Win
# No Scrum No Win

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

Nov 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,690 Views 0 Comments

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

# victor-matfield - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Victor Matfield named 'Boks captain three years after international retirement
# He's Back
# He's Back

Victor Matfield named 'Boks captain three years after international retirement

Jun 3rd 2014, 11:42 AM 5,492 Views 4 Comments

The 37-year-old lock takes over on an interim basis with Jean de Villiers out injured.

# victor-matfield - Friday 31 January, 2014

Victor Matfield returns to rugby after two years in retirement
# Legend
# Legend

Victor Matfield returns to rugby after two years in retirement

Jan 31st 2014, 11:12 PM 7,558 Views 13 Comments

There’s hope for John Hayes yet.

# victor-matfield - Thursday 20 October, 2011

The Score's team of the Rugby World Cup
# Tough Calls
# Tough Calls

The Score's team of the Rugby World Cup

Oct 20th 2011, 11:51 AM 1,514 Views 9 Comments

It’s taken us all of 46 games (and over a month of late nights and early morning), but we’ve finally settled on 15 names worthy of a place on our dream teamsheet.