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Boks claim bragging rights

2014-12-05 22:00

There was no shortage of either smiles or entertainment as the Springboks stunned the Proteas to lift the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup.

Double-loss for Springboks

2014-12-04 14:35

Jaco have no confidence in Victor Matfield or Fourie Du Preez wearing the captains armband for the Springboks.

Matfield not a good motivator

2014-12-04 13:26

Johannes says Schalk Burger is the best candidate for th Springbok captaincy, a job Victor Matfield would not handle well.

Matfield: Decision making cost us

2014-12-02 09:02

Springbok lock Victor Matfield says poor decision making cost them on their year-end tour.

Matfield, Du Preez for Bok captain?

2014-12-01 10:51
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Victor Matfield and Fourie du Preez are the favourties to captain the Springboks if Jean de Villiers fails to recover.

Matfield: Twickers’ senior man

2014-11-11 22:04

Victor Matfield plays his fourth Twickenham Test against England in a 13-year period on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Boks already focused on RWC

2014-11-05 09:21

The Springboks are already using their year-end European tour as preparation for next year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

Matfield: Ireland a 'huge' challenge

2014-11-03 09:24

Springbok lock Victor Matfield says Saturday's Test against Ireland in Dublin will be a "huge" challenge.

Matfield: Euro tour key for RWC

2014-10-23 14:04

Springbok lock Victor Matfield says the tour to Europe will form a vital part of their Rugby World Cup preparations.

Matfield: Boks need to be clinical

2014-10-01 23:15

Victor Matfield believes South Africa needs to close down crucial moments if they want to end to the All Blacks' unbeaten record.

Matfield to pressure ref: Blades

2014-09-26 17:30

Australia’s forwards coach Andrew Blades has taken aim at Springbok lock Victor Matfield for trying to manipulate referees.

Laying down a RWC marker

2014-09-12 17:00

Victor Matfield says it's important for the Springboks to "get into the heads" of the All Blacks to prove they're not unbeatable.

Boks mark Read as danger man

2014-09-12 08:43

Victor Matfield has marked All Black No 8 Kieran Read as a key figure in their clash in Wellington.

Scrum will be fixed - Matfield

2014-08-29 18:37

Veteran Springbok lock Victor Matfield says careful attention has been paid to their scrum as they prepare to board the plane.

I’ll be ready, insists Alberts

2014-08-26 09:07

Willem Alberts says he’ll be ready to play for the Springboks in their Rugby Championship encounter against Australia in Perth.

Matfield rejoins Bok squad

2014-08-25 19:24

Victor Matfield will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Rugby Championship.

Matfield misses Argentina flight

2014-08-19 15:14

Springbok lineout kingpin Victor Matfield has not made the trip to Buenos Aires along with the rest of the side.

Matfield out of Pumas Test

2014-08-05 14:01

Victor Matfield will be unavailable for the Springboks' opening Rugby Championship Test against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.

Bulls dump conservative style

2014-07-09 08:13

With nothing to lose in this year's Super Rugby competition, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has abandoned his conservative approach.

Matfield 'talked like a coach'

2014-07-07 07:39
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Nick Mallett says Bulls captain Victor Matfield's conduct towards referee Craig Joubert was disappointing to see at the weekend.

Bulls pick for Newlands derby

2014-07-03 10:53

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named Victor Matfield to lead the team to play the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.

No rest for Matfield

2014-07-01 09:00

The Bulls are unlikely to rest Victor Matfield for their Super Rugby derby against the Stormers at Newlands.

Boks in search of perfection

2014-06-20 16:44

Interim Springbok captain Victor Matfield has said his team are aiming for a perfect performance in the second Test against Wales.

Matfield yet to peak - Meyer

2014-06-19 07:35
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes the best of Victor Matfield is yet to come later in the international season.

Boks, Wales aim to improve

2014-06-15 17:00

Opposing captains Victor Matfield and Alun Wyn Jones bemoaned a collective poor use of the ball in their first Test in Durban.

 

New Bok captain is imperative

2014-12-05 08:37

Bruno say it is imperative the Springboks name a new captain and insists Victor Matfield should not be that

JDV is a big loss to 'Boks

2014-12-04 13:45

Brad says Jean de Villliers' loss is a big blow to Springboks' preparation for the World Cup.

Matfield a better captain than De Villiers

2014-12-02 15:37

Adrian believes Victor Matfield's legacy of winning trophies with club and country would make him a better choice as captain of the Springboks.

Boks to learn from mistakes

2014-12-01 16:02

The Springboks' decision making in northern hemisphere conditions will receive serious attention, according to Victor Matfield.

Jean, Matfield to face Proteas

2014-11-24 15:29

Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield have both been included in a star-studded Springbok T20 cricket team to face the Proteas.

Matfield and Etzebeth were below par

2014-11-11 13:26

Barry picks out Victor Matfield and Eben Etzebeth for their poor performances against Ireland.

Matfield: O'Connell the best I've faced

2014-11-05 07:40

Victor Matfield says Ireland's Paul O'Connell is probably the best player he's ever played against.

On The Sidelines: Victor Matfield

2014-10-30 14:32

MyPlayers On The Sidelines features your favourite rugby heroes speaking about life on and off the field. This week: Victor Matfield.

All Blacks finding it hard to lose

2014-10-02 22:38

Habits are hard to change, and few teams in sport currently have a winning habit as unshakeable as the All Blacks.

Bok Test: Best locks do battle?

2014-09-30 23:15

Matfield-Etzebeth v Whitelock-Retallick ... this looks a first-time lock contest closer to fruition on Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Bok rue lost lineout...

2014-09-15 09:11

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says they will investigate why a lineout close to the All Black tryline went somewhat pear-shaped.

McCaw: Boks are 'the Test'

2014-09-12 14:57

All Black captain Richie McCaw says playing the Springboks is the ultimate in rugby for New Zealanders.

Injustice to fire up Boks?

2014-09-07 22:43
141 comments

If done constructively, SA may channel their anger over Perth events into a mighty assault on NZ, says Rob Houwing.

Matfield heaps praise on Meyer

2014-08-26 14:26

Springbok lock Victor Matfield has credited coach Heyneke Meyer who helped convince him to make a comeback in rugby.

Meyer delighted with Vic return

2014-08-26 05:00
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his delight at the return of lock Victor Matfied to the squad.

Matfield, Alberts to boost Boks

2014-08-25 12:00

Victor Matfield and Willem Alberts are likely to return for the Springboks' next Rugby Championship Test against Australia in Perth.

Lineout bolter for Boks?

2014-08-12 07:43

Heyneke Meyer may spring a surprise and thrust the responsibilities of the lineout calls with No 8 Duane Vermeulen.

Matfield: Give Bulls time

2014-07-10 13:08

Bulls captain Victor Matfield believes something special is brewing at Loftus Versfeld but asked fans to be patient.

Saffers shine in Super 15 stats

2014-07-08 09:02

SA may only have one team in the Super Rugby playoffs, but numerous individuals performed adequately in the last round of action.

Matfield still has playoff hope

2014-07-03 21:03

Victor Matfield believes the Bulls still have everything to play for when they meet the Stormers in their Super Rugby clash.

Cosatu slams Matfield's cap

2014-07-03 08:07
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Trade union federation Cosatu has taken a dig at Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer as well as captain Victor Matfield.

Matfield warns young Boks

2014-06-28 07:15

Springbok captain Victor Matfield has warned that there rests a deeper responsibility on the shoulders of the younger players.

New chapter for Matfield

2014-06-20 07:19

Mbombela provides the setting for another chapter in the long and illustrious career of Springbok captain Victor Matfield.

New Bok record for Matfield

2014-06-18 12:12
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Victor Matfield will become the most-capped Test player in the history of South African rugby when he leads the Springboks against Wales.

Meyer hails 'world best' Willie

2014-06-15 10:00
94 comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has praised his team’s character and commitment after they beat Wales in the first of two Tests.

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