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Matfield to return to rugby

2014-01-11 08:25

Cape Town - Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield will make his return to the playing field for the Bulls in this year’s Super Rugby competition, a report in Saturday’s Die Burger indicates.

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The newspaper was reliably informed by three credible sources that Matfield will play for the Bulls.

Matfield was unable to grant an interview on Friday, but confirmed that the Bulls and the Springboks will release a join press release in due course.

Matfield, 36, retired from all forms of rugby after the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

He was the Bulls’ lineout coach in recent years and has trained with the team in the last while.

He will use this year’s Super Rugby competition to try convince Bok coach Heyneke Meyer that he’s still good enough to play international rugby.

Matfield is eyeing the 2015 World Cup in England. He will by 38 years old by then.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Is it wise for Victor Matfield to return to the playing field? Or is he too old? Send your thoughts to Sport24.

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Comments
  • ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 08:30

    Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic!!! Is Bakkies and Danie coming back too? It's a given now, koppie nr 4!! ( 4 more than the Stormers)

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 08:39

      Model Ferrari/remote control = 11 times now. Stuck?

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 08:41

      4 More than the Sharks as well.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 08:56

      You do stand up, Norman?

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:24

      Ou brommer, Vsek nou oubaas se honne, jy is lastiger as vars beeskuk brommers

      Hu Huang - 2014-01-11 11:45

      Bandaid sponsor seker die simple ding nes vir Pieere Spiertjies met hul opgedraaide armpies.

      Hu Huang - 2014-01-11 11:48

      Chrissie jy klink soos n mak gen@@ide plaaskuiken seun.Regte kanaalbarber.Nou f..off en gaan polish jou Cortina se mags.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 13:13

      Nee wat Hu, mense doen dit vir my. Ek love die miljoeners lewe hier in Vancouver. Foeitog, hoeveel maak jy 'n maand?

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 14:50

      Uit watter gat kruip die kokkerot huang uit, n' snotkop wat wil diknek skiet met een van die magnificent 7.

      Izzi Max - 2014-01-11 23:20

      Man why do you all have to be such pricks. This man was a legend, possibly the greatest lock ever to play the game. I am a huge Matfield fan, and while I agree his days as a lock for the boks are over, there's no need to resort to schoolyard insults you whiny little twits.

      Burger - 2014-01-12 04:55

      Never actually thought how childish and immature some South African men are.. Well done!

      Bruce Gatland - 2014-01-12 09:09

      Are Zimmer frames allowed on the field?

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-12 09:26

      @my turn.....always suspected Spanish Aussies are fruitcakes, you just confirms it gaybo

      My turn... - 2014-01-13 00:23

      I'm a South African tosser

      Luke Hill - 2014-01-13 08:33

      @my turn of course you can get people who are childish in south africa just like you can in every other country in the world.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-13 10:35

      My turn, then you are confused tosser

      My turn... - 2014-01-13 14:16

      I do agree there are childish people all over the world. But some on here take the cake.

  • Binne Goed - 2014-01-11 08:31

    Die jonger laaities gaan hom breek. Is ook net goed in die lynstane en niks anders nie. Rerig 'n jammerte hoe sommige spelers hul lagacy gedaan maak met simpel besluite soos om terug te keer nadat jy jou retirement aangekondig het. Hy gaan spyt wees

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 08:35

      Dink jy hy moet by die BC College of Physicians and Surgeons aangegee word?

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-11 08:38

      Binne ek stem saam. Agt en dertig bly maar agt en dertig. Hy gaan sy legacy bederf.

      Binne Goed - 2014-01-11 08:39

      Nurse, jy het reeds jou naam so gat gemaak hier op die site dat dit regtig nie saak maak wat of wie jy is nie. Jy bly 'n d@@s en almal stem saam. Wat 'n classless poephol

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 08:40

      Hy sal op 55 steeds beter as Etzebeth wees.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 08:42

      Gaan hy spyt wees soos Bakkies wat die Heyneken cup gewen het?

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 08:42

      Binne Goed is nou lekker sensitief... bwa ha ha ha ha Toe oubaas se honne, ek dog jy gaan almal tot by die RCMP op my sit??? Ou snotkoppie.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:20

      Daarsy! Binne Goed vee sy posts af, uitgeslaan in die eerste rondte. Wat 'n teleurstelling is die pateet nie! Next lady for a shave.

      Binne Goed - 2014-01-11 09:33

      Poephol wannabee doktertjie. Ek het niks delete nie. Seker die moderator. Maar kom ek se dit sommer vir jou weer. Jy's 'n d@@s en al ons ander professsionals lag vir die aap wat dokters se naam so gat maak. Jy's 'n verleentheied, sies.,

      Jean Rossouw - 2014-01-11 09:47

      bang ne!? watter laaities jou "rugby kenner". Gaan support soccer want rugby is nie vir jou nie.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 13:19

      Binne Goed... bwa ha ha ha Watse professional is jy? Tuindienste tel nie.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-11 20:56

      Fake VGH ortopeed het jy nou weggehardloop van ons Kockott exchange? Jy gee mos nie gewoonlik die laaste woord vir iemand anders nie. ;)

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-11 21:06

      Fake Ortopeed is dit jou vingerafdruk op daai thumbs down? Hoekom so stil boet?

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-11 22:29

      Nee fake VGH dokkie ek sal nooit jou profiles aangee nie. Help nie om 'n kolonie miere een vir een dood te slaan nie. En die voorspelbaarheid van jou bydraes het 'n sekere charm op 'n baie basiese level - en dan claim jy Duane is dom... Nee Halifax na Mallorca is slegs 'n trans Atlantiese been, nie om die wereld nie. So ek sal nie graag in jou "ballon" (ek dog jy ry 'n "baron") ry as jy navigeer nie. Die skipper was 'n klein neef van my. My volgende trans Atlantic crossing gaan hopelik die Cape na Rio 2016 wees. Jy kan kom saamseil met een van jou botteltjies Leard, en dan bring ek vir ons 'n RC saam wat ons kan knak met die aankoms in Rio - sal jou net 'n klein slukkie kan gee, want ek wil nou nie goeie wyn mors op ouens wat dit nie kan waardeer nie (baie van my vriende het Master Sommelier sertifikate). Of vlieg jy ballon oor daardie tyd? PS: Wat is dit met jou beheptheid met Duane? Kom ons raai - jy het opgewonde gestaan en wag vir hom om jou bal teken en dit het toe nie gebeur nie... ja ek moet se, dit is verstaanbaar dat jy so seergemaak gevoel het. PSS: ek is Rocco, nie Rocky nie, tensy jy wil ek moet gou oorvlieg en jou 'n PK toedien daar in jou East Hastings basement apartment.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-11 23:17

      OK lyk my my posting het jou bietjie oorweldig. Dit is die outjies wat my gooilbyl ooorlewe het wat almal PTSD ontwikkel het. Kom ons maak die vragie eenvoudig: vlieg fake VGH ortopeed 'n ballon of a baron? As jy baie goed is met jou ballon, kan ons jou miskien die Rooi Ballon noem.

      Prince Thabo - 2014-01-11 23:48

      If he's good, then bonus. If the young ones is better, then at least he tried. If we want the best player playing, then why can't players measure themselves?

      Jonathan Adams - 2014-01-12 16:21

      Two dom dutchmen arguing over another dom dutchman! How stupid can you get?

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-12 18:25

      That would be at least 1 very smart and well-off Dutchman (I can only vouch for myself), and perhaps even two very smart and well-off Dutchmen (not so sure about fake VGH dokkie), playfully arguing with each other. However, there is obviously not a third Dutchman involved here, or did you just make a very crude grammatical error? Lyk my Adams is die dom enetjie hier. And if you call me a Dutchman (I have Dutch, German and English ancestry), I guess you would not mind if I address you with the relevant ethnic slur too, Mr. Adams? Just kidding, I will never stoop to that level.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-12 21:41

      Fake VGH Dokkie 1 Edims 0 PS. OK Fake dokkie may have money, but I am not so sure about that Ferrari - sportmotortjies is vir poefters.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-12 23:14

      Ek wil nou nie die teak en brass op die Carl Linne verinneweer met 'n speelding nie. Ek kom elke jaar minstens een keer by spokie kuier om te ski, en om by Tofino en Hookipa te surf. Die dat ek weet as jy nonsens praat van Vancouver Beach, VGH en so aan. Kom ry eerder my G-Wagon hier in die Kaap, miskien kan ons nog van jou 'n man maak.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-13 01:33

      Anyway, goed om die Matfield opsie weer oop te he op nommer 5. Bekker is OK, maar altyd beseer. PieterSteph is OK, maar miskien nie hardebaard genoeg on lynstane te call onder druk teen RWC 2015 nie. Juandre Kruger is `n banggat. Ons het goeie nommer 4s in Etzebeth (ja Fake Dokkie daai Kokketiel is the real thing), Flip en Bakkies. En daar is *okken niks met Duane verkeerd nie... Behalwe dat sy naam nie Kieran Read is nie.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-13 20:55

      Dit sal nogal 'n interessante setup in jou "spreekkamer" moet wees, aangesien jy feitlik konstant op News24 is. Die ortopede wat ek ken, is so besig dat hulle heeltyd laat is om hulle pasiente te sien. Beslis nie tyd vir onophoudelik nonsens verkoop op die web nie. En die ouens wat ek ken met mooi vroulike significant others, moet maar ligloop om te veel op die web te wees na ure. Miskien is jy een van 'n identiese tweeling en jou broer doen die konsultasies, die snywerk en hou die "model" gelukkig? ;) En ek bring sommer vir jou 'n paar blikkies Illy Cafe en 'n La Cimballi espresso masjien saam, sodat jy lekker koffie kan "vat" daar agter jou skuifdeurtjies in jou woonstel in East Hastings. Jy kan sommer jou Keurig koffie stelletjie van Costco skenk vir die homeless ouens daar om jou...

  • Edward Pretorius - 2014-01-11 08:35

    Welcome back Big Vic! I'm sure the Bulls supporters will have a field day! I'm not hooting for them but I think you can bring a new dimension to an already much improved Springbok team with your line out expertise! Strongz!

  • Vrystaat Poppie - 2014-01-11 08:41

    Biltong! lol

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 14:51

      Jou pramme?

  • Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 08:44

    The loss of his leadership was the biggest loss the Bulls suffered over the last couple of years.

      Hu Huang - 2014-01-11 11:49

      Fkn dom bospappegaai

  • Mauritz Langeveld - 2014-01-11 08:47

    As much as I am happy for Victor for putting his walker on the side, I just feel that he might get broken into pieces by the mighty Eben Etzebeth and the soon to be one of the bests Pieter-Steph Du Toit. But who knows? We all know what Brad Thorn and Johan Ackermann managed at Victor's recent age. So... hope all goes well for Victor.

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-11 08:55

      Good comment, Mauritz. Thanks. Forgot about Thorn and Ackerman. I don't think Victor would have done this without a lot of thought and consultation with his Bulls connections.

  • Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-11 08:49

    Old boxing adage: "They don't come back".

  • Binne Goed - 2014-01-11 08:51

    Well, he is not a robust player. Take a few line-out balls and stand around in the backline. He may avoid the likes of Ysterbeth and Steph to cover for possible injuries.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:07

      I wonder if the BCPS knows about this?

  • Sean Webster - 2014-01-11 08:54

    Grasping at straws??? bringing back hasbeens!!!

  • deon.sgns - 2014-01-11 08:57

    Don't think his to old, his leadership will be valuable, but what irritates me is players that retires and then they make a come back. Nee man!

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:09

      "he's" "too" "who" Dom soos 'n stoof.

  • Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-11 08:59

    Must say though, from a Bulls pov if he is used sparingly and well, he can definitely be a fine weapon in us getting Super Trophy #4. Coaching the lineout from the lineout.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:42

      Idiot, Ross didn't even play in 2013 SR. Gaan speel met jou karretjies laaitie

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-11 10:47

      I said nothing of the sort, donny.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-12 09:29

      Soek jy evidence om jou vrou te skei?

  • Jan Scheepers - 2014-01-11 09:02

    Two years intoMeyers tenure and going aound in circles

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 09:04

      Hy het hon nog nie eers gekies nie, jou dom idioot.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:17

      @Jan "around" Nie die familie trots nie is jy Jannie?

  • Bloubloed Bul - 2014-01-11 09:14

    Ek het gedink Matfield het sy boek te gou laat skryf..waar gaan hy die gedeelte tot met 2015 byvoeg? Super rugby is nog fine op sy ouderdom, maar die volgende worldcup dink ek sal net n droom bly. Teen daai tyd het ons al baie goeie gevestigde slotte, en ook opkomendes.

  • rob.ewing.374 - 2014-01-11 09:15

    Flip this gay hol spyker and the dude with the WP logo but supporting the cows are irritating. Clearly they don't have lives. Get off your lazy asses and go do something constructive.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:18

      Work is only for the poor Rob.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:25

      Love love love the jealousy. Old fabulous Fab, the colour green.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:29

      Rob, passop vir Stanford, hy is so skeef soos n sewe rand noot...wag...jy ook..so julle twee sal lekker gesels

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:43

      Look on your wife's phone

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 10:04

      Bob, gaan vra jou sussie of Spyker gay is.

      Fabricante De Broma - 2014-01-11 14:49

      Chrirsin, I`ll have you know that I make more than you will ever make in a month.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 16:08

      No you don't.

      Fabricante De Broma - 2014-01-11 17:06

      Yes I do. I am in a very accomplished career and I make a lot of cash. So don`t talk down to me.

  • Thabiso Nyembezi - 2014-01-11 09:18

    I don't its a wise idea for him to return and infact he is too old,we want young and fresh blood,give other players a chance Matt,I think u should go to ur farm and to see whether ur cows are fine...

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-12 05:50

      It is actually a bit selfish of him to come back, Thabiso. Especially since the reality is that, being well rested, he is probably going to be playing the best rugby of his friggin' life.

  • Jan Coetzee - 2014-01-11 09:18

    Het sy geld opgeraak, of betaal M-Net nie genoeg nie.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:24

      As my naam "Jan" was sou ek kop eerste by 'n krans afgeduik het.

      Desmond de Jager - 2014-01-11 16:34

      Geld is gewis die dryfveer Jan. So verlaat belowende spelers die land en word alles geriefliksheidshalwe op kwotas geblameer. Ek geen beswaar as Victor as konsultant optree nie,maar hierdie stap grens bitter na aan selfsugtigheid.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 16:56

      Desmond, as jy 'n bitter individu is, smeer bietjie heuning op jou outjie.

  • jungleboy - 2014-01-11 09:18

    Enough old chap.

  • rob.ewing.374 - 2014-01-11 09:19

    Matfield, stick to the mountain biking, you're good at that, I saw you in some of the races. See you in the Epic this year but rather keep your legacy as it stands. You were definitely one of the best ever. This coming from a Sharks supporter.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:24

      Hi shamepies mommy, everybody needs to know you have a mountain bike? Soek hy bietjie aandag?

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:44

      Tune die vukken aap Chris

  • Eidel Bock - 2014-01-11 09:20

    Big payday and reach for glory

  • Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:23

    Just waiting for FdP and Bakkies to return then it's a perfect mix of youth and experience. These guys want a fourth koppie and they will get it. Shame, the poor stompie and guppy supporters can only wish their teams can have such ysters in their poofter teams.

      Binne Goed - 2014-01-11 09:26

      Hello, Blertsie

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:30

      Ou brommer, ek roep nou weer vir Raven om jou size te maak pussneus

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:34

      Ya that was funny! Raven- 20 Donnie- less

      Fabricante De Broma - 2014-01-11 14:49

      Matfield will show you all, he is the best.

  • Muawiyah Etalla - 2014-01-11 09:27

    He should hve gone and play over seas thts normally a good retiremnt package !! It seems 2 me all the old boks is coming back slowly not good 1s out remain out !!

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:37

      Your grammar and spelling is roughly on grade I level.

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-12 05:52

      He thinks he's on mixit, crisis!

  • Jacques Nortier - 2014-01-11 09:31

    Are the Bulls that desperate? LOL

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 09:39

      Why would they be desperate? They are our best franchise, by a country mile. Next

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:46

      Desperate for koppie no 4 yes

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-12 05:54

      Albertus, when we talk about trophy #4, I am just wondering what sounds better when we write? "Four", or "4"? Just wondering.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-12 09:31

      4, vier, four etc etc, klink almal bevok Tjomma

      Louis Fourie - 2014-01-12 20:47

      They are indeed that desperate , they dont have the depth they used to have with so many of their players leaving, HM also wants Matfield back as he clearly is still living in the past and doesnt want to give young players a chance .. this will cost him a world cup if he doesnt play the best players and sticks with oldmen...

  • Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:32

    HM must be excited, only lock that is shaping at the moment is Flip. The rest are wannabees, especially that kokketiel gevreet from gay town

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:46

      Raven, maak hou die poeier broer size asseblief

  • Karl van Rooyen - 2014-01-11 09:32

    Come on Victor u had your turn on the merry go round , give the new litties a turn now .

  • Ceba Mlandu - 2014-01-11 09:35

    I hear Naas Botha is also making a comeback

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:49

      Well, he couldn't be worse than the current crop of useless flyhalves in SA

      Alan Smith - 2014-01-11 10:39

      Who's victor matfield?

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 11:00

      Winner of a old cup and 3 super rugby koppies Next please

      Arno Louw - 2014-01-11 15:25

      A old cup? Really? Sounds about right. Next please.

  • Alvin Delaney - 2014-01-11 09:38

    Why not old Frik as well?

  • Masixole Eff Njengele - 2014-01-11 09:41

    One more Super Rugby title for the Bulls! Yes bwoi! Please be captain please. What happened last season must never happen again, THAT WAS OUR SUPER RUGBY!

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 09:50

      Magnificent 7 trophy for you dude, comment of the day

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-12 06:00

      Max is talking in Bullspeak, dumbovan.

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2014-01-12 07:59

      I suppose the EFF leader also support the Bulls... A red beret will match their new outfit.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-12 09:33

      Hy moes daai fruitcake dog whisperer van America in gekry hey om Hans se hond te probeer leer om die arme idioot ophou te byt

  • Wayne van Straaten - 2014-01-11 09:52

    As a Sharks supporter I still admired Victor. He still played a very good match in that 2011 world cup. But I cannot see him making a successful comeback. HM must stay with PSDT, Etsebeth and Flippie vd Merwe. Those guys are more than capable. But I will definitely follow his progress in this years S15 competition. Best of luck though. You never know.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 16:34

      For the 5th day in a row Gaybo Davidson wins the most brainless post of the day award.

      Bardof Blairgowrie - 2014-01-12 06:01

      scorn davidscum, I guess we will have to wait and see. Being so well rested he may well land up playing the best rugby of his life.

  • Bradley Sparg - 2014-01-11 09:53

    Hy wil so bietjie sy pensioen aanvul

  • grant.wright.18 - 2014-01-11 09:54

    Another thick plank from Tshwane who thought he could coach.... God they are so dumb up north

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 10:17

      Says the idiot who thinks he is a real Maori

      grant.wright.18 - 2014-01-11 10:23

      4yrs ago? Just like the ANC you planks are

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-12 09:34

      Johny 1, Donnie 0, as expected

  • deon.sgns - 2014-01-11 09:54

    Chrisln and Donovan, Boys, get a room, when you make love you probably look in the same direction.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 16:11

      I look in the mirror actually, something to admire.

  • Henk Venter - 2014-01-11 10:03

    Nee donner - spaar ons dit!!!! Ons het jong briljante talent.

  • Peter Van Zyl - 2014-01-11 10:17

    What a MISTAKE by the big man. Walk away Victor, keep your legacy intact, and find your self- worth in who YOU ARE not what you think everyone else judges you by ie: your performance! This will hurt your image more than you can begin to imagune!

  • Robert David Allam - 2014-01-11 10:33

    Victor Matfield decides he wants to play rugby. A coach decides to include him in his side. What in goodness gives all these non-playing experts the right to hurl insults at him ?

      Robert David Allam - 2014-01-11 10:40

      My my.

      Eidel Bock - 2014-01-11 12:27

      And the edacity to demand a Springbok contract. ...

  • Bruce Cloete - 2014-01-11 10:37

    Hoe kom dit dat hy aan die coach wil bewys dat hy nog goed genoeg is as hy weet hy gaan autimaticly selct word,j was goed ma dit is die reason hkm as stallwards retire dan sukkel die jeug met die transition want ou koeie,wil nie uit die kraal uit beweeg nie,ons het sufficient coverage in line outs and locks in ons national team,jeug volle spelers wat ons vi 2 world cup kan dra,die feit dat j n bulls playa is maak dit moeiliker vi ander unies se spelers,

  • Edward Pretorius - 2014-01-11 10:47

    Martin Johnson was 39 when his dad s army won the world cup in wc03! So I can see the logic in Meyer bringing back Matfield. Just think what a guy like Peter Steph du Toit can do with 30 mins left coming into a wc final after Matfield had destroy the opposition s line out! He don't have to play 90 mins, and I'm saying it again I'm not a Bulls supporter but I really think he can bring a lot to the table,our line outs in specific were not as good as some made it out to be last season. Etzebeth did a great job at no 4 but its the tactical side of things that need some patch up and Matfield is the best ever in that regard. Even 2years since his retirement no 1 had come close not in SA nor anywhere else, so don't be so fast in writing him off.

      Edward Pretorius - 2014-01-11 11:06

      That's a dumb comment boy! You seems to be 1 of that retarded guys that 1 have to force the spoon down your throat before you understand you have to eat!

      Edward Pretorius - 2014-01-11 11:07

      That's a dumb comment boy! You seems to be 1 of that retarded guys that 1 have to force the spoon down your throat before you understand you have to eat! Let me tell you this Matfield would make a fool of you in his sleep on your bed at night anytime!

      infijar.ken - 2014-01-11 11:34

      Edward, you come across as a bit of a bully. It must be nice having a conversation in company, with you. Anybody who disagrees with you is shouted down and called names!

  • Craig Bellingham - 2014-01-11 10:49

    Is it April 1 already?

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 16:14

      Shut up before you get hurt.

  • Nicklas Lang - 2014-01-11 10:56

    Victor has all the experience, so i say he still has alot 2 offer the country he loves so much. Age has nothing 2 do with sports jst that sports has problem with age......i support victor.

  • James Schutz - 2014-01-11 11:00

    This has got to be a new record.Bulls consultant or lineout coach quits his position because the locks are not meeting his requirements eg Juandre Kruger. So what does he do? Tells the head coach if I can't teach them I will join them.Hahaaaahaahaaaa

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 11:02

      Fukken hel maar jy is n' groter idioot as daai aap Tyrone

  • Neil Kruger - 2014-01-11 11:00

    Really? And whose he going to replace? Pieter steph? Etsebeth? Flip van de merwe? Hell, if push comes to shuff, there's always andries bekker to call on. We have more than enough depth in lock.

      Neil Kruger - 2014-01-11 19:02

      @ johnny, pieter steph might still be a laaitie, but that's exactly his advantage. He will kill matfield on the park. Much fitter and by far more agile, plus his sheer commitment is by far superior than matfield's was in his final years. Yes matfield has the experience, but he will only last 30 minutes per game in super rugby, not even mentioning test matches. He might be able to play currie cup though. Use his experience in currie cup to guide the youngsters. Then again, he could've done that as their coach.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-12 09:36

      zzZzz..

  • walter.oosthuizen.58 - 2014-01-11 11:02

    The boks dont need 8 backline players!!! Matfield is going to make a complete fool out of himself!! Mind you he is already a fool!!

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 13:07

      Like you?

      Garylee Roodt - 2014-01-11 13:36

      Spyker is 'n sad case!

  • Lundi Mdingi - 2014-01-11 11:11

    Bwahahahahahahahahhahahahahhah! Bwahahahahahahahahhahahahahhah! Good luck to u Big Vic... good luck to the Bulls as well. Bwahahahahahahahahhahahahahhah! Bwahahahahahahahahhahahahahhah!

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 13:06

      One of only two players on planet earth who has won 3 Super rugby titles as captain. Idiot.

      Garylee Roodt - 2014-01-11 13:34

      Hahah shut up Spyker.. As mens sien dan praat jy oor "super rugby titles".. Gan hom niks help nie,hys oor die muur!

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 13:48

      Zzz

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 14:57

      Ha ha ha, Spike, die klein mof try jou tune foeitog, die pup se tottie skuur nog teen die gras wanneer hy loop

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2014-01-12 07:36

      Nice K.O. Mr. Stanford.....hahaha

  • Roderick Sean Mac Rae - 2014-01-11 11:23

    Ag shame die comeback queen probeer seker Os namaak, of HM probeer Div namaak. Hoop vir die Bulle hulle mors nie hulle geld en tyd nie. Sou eerder in die toekoms bele het om nuwe talent te ontwikkel, sorry bedoel koop. Nuwe slot in graad 11 by Grey, hy is beskikbaar Bulle.

      Fabricante De Broma - 2014-01-11 14:50

      Shut your f*cking face you stupid c*nt.

  • Brendin Douries - 2014-01-11 11:23

    met poephol hm as coach,sal ons nooit die abs wen nie en ook nie die wc nie,

  • Craig 'Jumbo' Edmondson - 2014-01-11 11:31

    2 lessons, 1, how to turn a glittering career that ended on a high into one that just fades out, 2, potentially we lose the time to develop a young blood who can give the Boks equal service over a long period. Its his choice, but potentially an unwise one for more than just him.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 14:58

      Gaap.....zzzZZZzzz

  • James Schutz - 2014-01-11 11:35

    Vic if you think you can pull an Os du Randt move by trying to win 2 world cups think again.

  • Darian Gray - 2014-01-11 11:44

    With HM as coach we will never win the world cup. Fatfield will be standing at wing mostly anyways.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 11:51

      How can anyone take an idiot serious who has a stig fb photo

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 12:03

      We also never won the world cup with the fisherman in charge.

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2014-01-12 07:27

      How can anyone take an idiot serious with a fake profile...

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-12 09:39

      Bwahaaaaaaaa, yeeeeessssissss ou mr. Love het die idioot nou planke toe gestuur. Baarbek, dis nou n' K.O jou aap

  • Roderick Sean Mac Rae - 2014-01-11 11:52

    I agree we can use his knowledge, experience and rugby genius but not as a player. HM should use him as a consultant to improve the standard of our locks in all of the provinces. To bring him back might improve the linout standard in the short run, but doubt if he can handle the pace of the game for two more seasons.

  • neels.snyman.54 - 2014-01-11 12:38

    Wat van Frik Du Preez hoekom speel hy nie ook nie???? Lekker desperaat!!!!

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 13:15

      Sjuut, jy demonstreer vir almal watse groot idioot jy is dikseun

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 13:24

      Dalk moet ons die Neels Snyman trofee vir verstandelik gestrentheid skep. Die naam klunk sommer kuk dom.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 16:17

      Neels, loop le bietjie lekker op jou sussie oubaas se honne. Moenie 8 generasies se inteling hier stop nie.

  • Roes le Roux - 2014-01-11 12:50

    Hy sal beslis n aanwins vir die Bulls wees, veral na al die senior spelers wat hulle verloor het, maar hy sal die gees in die Bok kamp demp, want hy sal weer aandring om kaptein te wees.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 13:15

      Fukket, hy sal ten minste beter wees as daai aap jdv

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-11 13:22

      Hy kan ook nie stadiger as skilpad wees nie, al probeer hy.

      cj.keuler - 2014-01-11 13:45

      Ja Albertus you sound like a guy that is not so clever but you can pick up heavy "fings"

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-11 15:01

      Whatever ou cj, whatever. Jy wen die Davidson award vir oorspronklike domgeid