Victor Matfield rugby player
Victor Matfield rugby player

Victor Matfield

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

Nienaber to announce World Cup squad today

1 month 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'

5 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 102nd time on Saturday with the rivalry taken to a new destination, Nelspruit.   Saturday's test will be just the fourth time South Africa...

The last time the Springboks beat the All Blacks in South Africa

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will be looking to defend an impressive away record against Springboks.   New Zealand suffered a home series defeat to Ireland, a first in...

1, 999 caps: The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another international test window has come and gone.    A thrilling and historic July test window saw new additions to the test centurion club, and we take a look at what the most capped...

RANKED: The countries with the most test centurions

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

An elite group of 80 men's international players have reached the incredible milestone of 100 test caps.     Even some of the most talented players who have graced the rugby pitch...