Not a rumor anymore as former Springbok lock Victor Matfield has been named the Lions’ new forwards coach.
Swys de Bruin on Thursday officially replaced Johan Ackermann as Lions head coach, while Matfield was unveiled one of his assistants.
Swys De Bruin is now the new head coach of the Lions and Golden Lions after he replaced Ackermann and it looks like he has his eyes firmly set on Matfield to become his forward coach.
Ackermann was looking after the forwards of the Lions while he was the head coach and with him leaving it leave the Lions without a out and out forward coach.
Matfield and De Bruin previously work together at Griqaus in the 1990’s before Matfield joinedthe Blue Bulls.
Matfield have assist in coaching at the Bulls and retired completely from rugby in 2015 after the World Cup.