Matfield in line for coaching job at Lions

Victor Matfield (Gallo Images)
Victor Matfield (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield is reportedly in line to become the Lions' new forwards coach.

Swys de Bruin officially takes over as Lions head coach on Thursday after the departure of Johan Ackermann to Gloucester in England.

And according to Netwerk24, Matfield is the favourite to be named as one of De Bruin’s assistants on Thursday.

The 40-year-old Matfield played 127 Tests for the Springboks between 2001 and 2015.

He is also a Bulls legend, having won three Super Rugby titles with the Pretoria franchise, but now looks set to join their rivals across the Jukskei River.

Matfield and De Bruin previously worked together as player and coach when both were at Griquas in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Since retiring after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Matfield has appeared as a pundit on SuperSport.

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