Victor Matfield

Victor Matfield handed South Africa captaincy three years after international retirement
Tuesday 3rd June 08:36

Veteran Victor Matfield will captain the Springboks for their summer international fixtures in the absence of the injured Jean de Villiers.

Boks up intensity for WC
Thursday 1st September 13:10

The Springboks have ramped up their intensity as they prepare for their World Cup defence, according to Peter de Villiers.

Smit keeps captaincy
Monday 2nd May 13:22

John Smit has been named as South Africa captain for the 2011 season, including their rugby World Cup title defence.

Matfield expects tough game
Friday 26th November 18:48

South Africa captain Victor Matfield is hoping his international record against England will not come full circle this weekend.

Matfield wants improvement
Wednesday 17th November 09:22

South Africa captain Victor Matfield says the team have played nowhere near their best and aim to vastly improve against Scotland.

Matfield to lead Springboks
Friday 22nd October 16:05

South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has appointed Victor Matfield as captain for the forthcoming Grand Slam tour.

Matfield in the clear
Monday 22nd February 17:06

Bulls captain Victor Matfield has been cleared of foul play during his side's 50-32 victory over the Brumbies

Boost for the Bulls
Monday 22nd February 11:54

Bulls second row Victor Matfield has been cleared to face the Waratahs on Saturday after being cleared of two counts of foul play.

Baa-Baas recruit top stars
Tuesday 1st September 15:02

Stirling Mortlock and Bryan Habana have accepted their invitations to play for the Barbarians.

Matfield sees Australia threat
Thursday 6th August 16:41

Victor Matfield has warned that Australia will present a greater lineout threat than New Zealand.

Matfield raring to go
Tuesday 2nd June 07:56

South Africa lock Victor Matfield insists fatigue will not be an issue for the Bulls players in the Springboks squad.

Matfield hails awesome victory
Sunday 31st May 13:40

Victor Matfield hailed "the best night of my life" after the Bulls thrashed the Chiefs 61-17 to clinch the Super 14 trophy.

Victor Matfield
Wednesday 13th May 12:46

As man of the match in the 2007 World Cup final, Matfield underlined his status as the best lock on the planet.

Matfield handed captaincy
Monday 16th June 14:07

South African lock Victor Matfield will captain the side for the upcoming one-off Test against Italy.

De Villiers axes trio
Thursday 5th June 11:22

World Cup-winners Victor Matfield, Percy Montgomery and Francois Steyn have been left out of South Africa's team to face Wales.

Overseas 'Boks under threat
Friday 3rd August 13:08

South African rugby union chiefs have decided to stop overseas-based players from coming into contention for national team selection.


Phil Edwards explains why England's World Cup dreams will not be over if they lose their next two games

Phil Edwards explains why England's World Cup dreams will not be over if they lose their next two games

If England are to have any chance of launching a successful assault on the Everest that is next year's World Cup, then the widespread feeling seems to be that they simply have to win their next two games.

Pro12 Highlights

Pro12 Highlights

Highlights of all the Pro12 action, including Ulster's win over the Ospreys and Treviso's draw with Leinster.

Back Ireland to continue their winning ways

Back Ireland to continue their winning ways

It has been fairly even between Ireland and Australia in the last six meetings, three wins to Australia, two Irish victories and a draw, but recent form comes down in Ireland’s favour, with eight wins from nine contrasting to Australia's three victories in nine.

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