Victor Matfield rugby player
Victor Matfield rugby player

Victor Matfield

11th May 1977 2.00m/110kg No 5 Lock

All Black great Samuel Whitelock announces retirement from professional rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samuel Whitelock has announced he will retire from all professional rugby at the end of the current club season in France where he is playing for Pau.The 35-year-old has called time on an illustrious professional...

Argentina make single change for New Zealand semi-final

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Cheika has kept faith with 14 of the team that started in the quarter-final win over Wales. Michael Cheika has made only a single change to his starting Argentina side for the Rugby World Cup...

Bertranou in for Cubelli - Argentina name team to play New Zealand

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina head coach Michael Cheika has named his match-day 23 to play New Zealand in the first semi-final of Rugby World Cup 2023 at Stade de France on Friday, 20 October. Argentina head coach Michael...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: South Africa v Tonga

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a call-up to South Africa’s squad following Malcolm Marx’s Rugby World Cup-ending injury, Handré Pollard starts at 10 against Tonga in Marseille on Sunday, winning his first Springbok...

Nienaber to announce World Cup squad today

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber faces major selection issues regarding the forwards to take to the World Cup, former Bok captain John Smit says. All will be revealed today when Nienaber announces his...

URC Coaching IQ Keeps Growing as Matfield Backs Nienabar to Make Leinster 'Even More Powerful'

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

South African legend Victor Matfield believes the recruitment of Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber will make Leinster even more powerful.   And former Ireland star Gordon D’Arcy feels...

All Blacks Player Ratings v England

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks led by 14 points inside 10 minutes and extended that lead further in the second half, yet somehow they missed out on a seventh successive victory.   England ran in three tries in...

Classic clash at Twickenham: England vs All Blacks

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all happening at Twickenham once again as, this week, the All Blacks come knocking.   After tasting defeat in their first outing of the series (against Argentina), England came back strongly...

Brodie Retallick named to play 100th Test in clash with England

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have named Brodie Retallick for his 100th All Blacks Test, against England at Twickenham.   The 31-year-old will become the 12th All...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...