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Matfield is needed on sideline

2014-01-14 12:51
Victor Matfield in aksie tydens die Springbokke se kragmeting in die Wêreldbeker-toernooi teen die Wallabies in Nieu-Seeland in 2011. Foto: Getty
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Whislt rugby might need Matfield and company's experience it is important to note that he will never play rugby forever and at a point when the guys who contnue to return to playing at such old age decise to make a permanent departure, rugby in South Africa would have gone back 10years.
Players come and go and rugby remains it is time for the new generation to take the batton and take rugby to new heights. I respect Matfield as one of the greatest locks in international rugby has ever had but it is time to give way and provide the same platform granted to you in your youth.
I have no problem in him assisting the Bulls getting back to its old success, but in trying to convince Springbok coach to consider him for the selection is a step back to rugby.
Rugby needs to move forward with the youth like it did to him in his youth.
Mat, you have batted your innings it's time to give way to the young ones and to provide support to the fellows. You were never born a star but acquired experience and through support and hard work you reached for the stars and really became a "LEGEND" that we as South Africans will forever respect.

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