CONFIRMED: Matfield joins Lions coaching staff

CONFIRMED: Matfield joins Lions coaching staff

Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield has been named the Lions' new forwards coach.

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Swys de Bruin on Thursday officially replaced Johan Ackermann as Lions head coach, while Matfield was unveiled one of his assistants. 

The two worked together at Griquas in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

Matfield retired from rugby for the second time after the 2015 World Cup.

'I love the culture of the Lions and felt I wanted to be a part of it,' Matfield said on Thursday.

The restructuring of the Lions' management team will also see JP Ferreira move into a role as attack coach, while Joey Mongalo will take over the defence coach duties.



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