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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

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

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

# victor-matfield - Saturday 24 October, 2015

# victor-matfield - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Is the Springbok legend heading to England?

# victor-matfield - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

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

Can Paul Galvin learn anything from these contemporaries?

# victor-matfield - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Analysis: Ireland's intelligent maul defence frustrates the Boks

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

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

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

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

There’s hope for John Hayes yet.

# victor-matfield - Thursday 20 October, 2011

The Score's team of the Rugby World Cup

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.