Meyer keen on Matfield return
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer
is still keen on luring former lock Victor Matfield
out of retirement to captain the national team.
This was revealed by the Rapport
newspaper on Sunday, with Meyer reportedly keen for Matfield to lead the Boks in the three-Test series against England in June.
This comes after the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday announced it has reached an agreement with the Blue Bulls Rugby
Union in negotiating the release of four coaches to be appointed to the
Springbok management team as assistants to Meyer.
Forwards coach Johan van Graan, fitness guru Basil Carzils, defence
coach John McFarland and backline coach Ricardo Loubscher, will be Meyer's assistants.
SARU paid the Blue Bulls about R1,5m as compensation for the release of these four coaches.
Should Meyer fail in his attempt to convince Matfield, who's currently a rugby pundit at SuperSport, former Bok scrumhalf Fourie
du Preez is apparently next in line for captain.
SARU has scheduled a press conference for Sunday, where it is believed
the Springbok management team will be unveiled by SARU CEO Jurie Roux