Victor Matfield rugby player
Victor Matfield rugby player

Victor Matfield

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

Victor Matfield is one of the most well-known rugby players in world rugby. He has had an incredible career which has seen him achieve what few have, among others he has won win three Super Rugby titles, two Tri-Nations titles and a World Cup.

After a glittering career, Matfield retired from the Springboks at the end of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but came out of retirement in 2014 to join Heyneke Meyer's Springbok set-up and has since become the most capped Springbok in history and maintains a player/coach role at the Bulls.

In May 2016, Matfield played his final game for English club, Northampton Saints, and announced retirement from professional rugby.

Over the course of his career, Matfield has played a record of 127 Tests for the Springboks between 2001-2015.

In August 2017 Matfield joined the Lions as the sides new Forwards coaching following the departure of Johan Ackermann.

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Career

GW Griquas
No 5 Lock
1999 - 2000
toulon_rugby_logo RC Toulon
No 5 Lock
2007 - 2008
image Bulls
No 5 Lock
2001 - 2015
sa South Africa
No 5 Lock
2001 - 2015
bb Blue Bulls
No 5 Lock
2014 - 2015
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
No 5 Lock
2015 - 2015
nh-saints Northampton Saints
No 5 Lock
2015 - 2016
lions Golden Lions
Coach
2017 - 2017
golden_lions_thumb Lions
Coach
2017 - 2017