ARTICLES RELATING TO VICTOR MATFIELD

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
156 comments

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
110 comments

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.

Matfield shrugs off sideshows

2014-06-13 15:55

Bok captain Victor Matfield insists that off-field distractions have had little effect on his team ahead of the Test against Wales.

May Clancy have helped Boks?

2014-06-08 13:30

Despite their convincing win over the World XV, the Springboks received a dose of reality via referee George Clancy.

Stern test awaits Springboks

2014-06-06 22:33

The Springboks will face a star-strewn World XV, a side which presents the injury depleted South Africans with a stern test.

High praise for Bok lock duo

2014-06-04 15:00
75 comments

Heyneke Meyer has lauded Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, who will start a Test alongside each other for the first time in three years.

Fans wanted Bissie, not Victor

2014-06-03 13:19

Despite Victor Matfield's captaincy credentials, Sport24 readers would have preferred Bismarck du Plessis as Bok captain...

Matfield named Bok skipper

2014-06-03 09:03
214 comments

Bulls lock Victor Matfield has been named interim Springbok captain for their upcoming June internationals.

Ludeke on why Matfield rests

2014-05-29 08:26

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has explained his decision not to pick lock Victor Matfield for their Super Rugby clash against the Lions.

Bulls give Matfield a break

2014-05-28 12:37

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has rested lock Victor Matfield for their Super Rugby encounter with the Lions at Ellis Park.

 

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
145 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
115 comments

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
588 comments

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
88 comments

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
98 comments

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

Matfield set for 3 milestones

2014-06-11 10:17

Springbok interim captain Victor Matfield is set to reach tie - or break - three records when he leads the Boks against Wales.

Boks to roll back the years

2014-06-07 07:39

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is intent on reviving the winning spirit of 2007 as he plans for the Rugby World Cup next year.

Boks wary of World XV threat

2014-06-06 19:30

Springbok captain Victor Matfield says the World XV team will be an unpredictable foe in their clash at Newlands.

Meyer: Matfield still the best

2014-06-04 13:30

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says Victor Matfield has proved that he's possibly still the best lock in word rugby.

Fans wanted Bissie, not Victor

2014-06-03 13:18

Despite Victor Matfield's captaincy credentials, Sport24 readers would have preferred Bismarck du Plessis as Bok captain...

Meyer mulls over Bok captaincy

2014-06-01 19:20

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has said he needs more time to decide who will replace Jean de Villiers as Springbok captain.

The Great Bok captain Debate!

2014-05-29 07:00
82 comments

The Boks will need a new skipper. Sport24's Garrin Lambley and Herman Mostert discuss who they'd like to see don the armband.

Meyer reveals captains picks

2014-05-26 22:55

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has revealed that there are around "seven or eight" players being considered for the captaincy.

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