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Matfield cites family, SuperSport job as reasons for saying NO to Bulls coaching role

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

Cape Town - Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield has reportedly turned down the position of Bulls head coach.

This comes after Matfield was believed to be the favourite to succeed John Mitchell ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

According to the Rapport, the 41-year-old has been asked by Bulls president Willem Strauss and new CEO Alfonso Meyer to reconsider his shock decision.

Matfield reportedly said 'no' to the job he applied for due to family reasons and a long-term contract offered to him by SuperSport as a commentator.

The publication stated that the former Bulls legend will make a final decision on Monday or early in the week.

Kings coach Deon Davids and Pote Human are the other candidates shortlisted for the role.

READ: Bakkies calls on Bulls to get Fourie du Preez involved

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