Matfield at RWC 2019 - at 42?

2015-11-04 13:00
Victor Matfield (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Victor Matfield’s Springbok career might not be over, despite the assumption that the victory over Argentina in the Bronze Final at the Rugby World Cup represented the veteran lock forward’s final appearance for his country.

Speaking in a short video clip to be shown on The Dan Nicholl Show on SuperSport on Wednesday night, Matfield suggested that he was disappointed people had said he had played his last game for the Boks.

“I still have big dreams. 2019, I might be there,” Matfield says.

Matfield, now 38, would be 42 when the 2019 World Cup takes place in Japan, but former team-mate and World Cup winner Ashwin Willemse, a guest on the first episode of season two of The Dan Nicholl Show, suggested it wasn’t impossible that Matfield could make it, and paid tribute to the veterans in the side, saying “all of the elderly folk delivered” at the tournament.

Willemse, ex-Proteas cricketer Mark Boucher, and radio and television personality Gareth Cliff, are Wedesday night’s guests on The Dan Nicholl Show, which kicks off a new season at 19:00 on SuperSport 1.

Follow The Dan Nicholl Show, brought to you by BrightRock only on SuperSport, at @dannichollshow

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