Posts Tagged ‘ Victor Matfield ’

Matfield, Liefling appointed on Bulls coaching staff

November 20, 2012
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The Vodacom Bulls on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Victor Matfield as their new Forwards and Attack Coach for the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby season, while also naming Derick Hougaard as a skills and kicking coach and Handrè Pollard as part of their extended playing squad for the new season.
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Still on target

September 19, 2012
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Still on target

It is easy to criticize and say what Meyer is not getting right at the moment, but has anyone sat back to consider what he is being quite successful in doing in only 7 tests?
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 66 Comments »

Building bridges

April 26, 2012
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Building bridges

Where Meyer is now more confident in including a number of youngsters for the upcoming test series against England, his most important decision remains who he will select as skipper.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 248 Comments »

Meyer to bring back more than just Vic

April 16, 2012
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Meyer to bring back more than just Vic

With no time to prepare for England, new Bok coach Heyneke Meyer may bring back a few more players than just Victor Matfield.
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Posted in Columnists, SA Rugby, Springboks | 70 Comments »

Meyer wants Matfield as captain

April 15, 2012
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Meyer wants Matfield as captain

SA rugby will today announce a number of appointments within its organization, but none more important than Heyneke Meyer’s coaching team.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, Springboks | 4 Comments »

Matfield joins Bulls as coach, consultant

December 5, 2011
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Matfield joins Bulls as coach, consultant

Former Springboks and Vodacom Bulls legend Victor Matfield will join the Vodacom Bulls on a consultancy basis for the 2012 Super Rugby season.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, Rugby Personalities | 14 Comments »

Farewell, legends…

October 25, 2011
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Farewell, legends…

The South African Rugby Union paid tribute to Springbok captain John Smit and vice-captain Victor Matfield today, following their retirement from international rugby.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 6 Comments »

A tribute to Bok warriors

October 10, 2011
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A tribute to Bok warriors

I had to re-post this article here because as I read it, I wondered why no respected SA journalist could come up with a fitting tribute like this.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 35 Comments »

Victor was the difference

June 13, 2011
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Victor was the difference

The captaincy of Victor Matfield was a crucial factor in the Bulls’ Super Rugby victory over the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday, coach Frans Ludeke believes.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Super Rugby | 77 Comments »

Smit boosts confidence

May 3, 2011
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Smit boosts confidence

News24 columnist, Gary Boshoff, believes the Springboks will go to the World Cup with confidence given the announcement as Smit and Matfield as the leaders of the squad.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 25 Comments »

Smit remains captain

May 2, 2011
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Smit remains captain

John Smit, the most capped Test captain in history, was on Monday confirmed as Springbok captain for the 2011 international season.
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Posted in World Cup 2011 | 52 Comments »

Bulls are back

May 2, 2011
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Bulls are back

Bulls captain Victor Matfield said that he would sleep much easier than the previous time his team enjoyed a week off during the Super Rugby competition.
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P.Divvy is a worried man

April 18, 2011
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P.Divvy is a worried man

Adnaan Mohamed caught up with Springbok coach Peter de Villiers a couple of days before he names his first training group.
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Posted in Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 24 Comments »

Victor wants to crash the party

April 16, 2011
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Victor wants to crash the party

Decorated skipper Victor Matfield is urging the revamped Bulls to turn party-crashers tomorrow night so his barren streak at Suncorp Stadium ends before retirement. Jim Tucker writes in The Couriermail that this feature clash against the Reds will be the South African World Cup champion’s final outing in Brisbane and never has he needed...
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More than just a legend

February 10, 2011
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More than just a legend

Many rugby players will go down in history as legends, very few will be classed as a genius.
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Posted in Columnists, World Cup 2011 | 7 Comments »

Leading without example

January 12, 2011
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Springbok rugby and South African rugby in general is coming to the end of an era, and it might be time to think about what the future holds.
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Statistically speaking

December 20, 2010
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Statistics are like a lamppost to a drunk man. It does not serve to illuminate but rather, to keep him upright.
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Smit must do the honourable thing

December 1, 2010
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Amidst the vigorous debate surrounding head coach Peter de Villiers and his ticket – or not – to the World Cup, people seem to have rather tiptoed around another complex issue: is it really so clear-cut that John Smit will reassume the team leadership reins from stand-in Victor Matfield?
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks | 16 Comments »

Broken Matfield makes emphatic statement

November 29, 2010
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Victor Matfield did not think anyone was watching but, coughing at the side of the interview room an hour after leading the Springboks to a thunderous victory, the captain’s warrior face crumpled into grimaces of agony.
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Can Vic take the leadership role?

November 25, 2010
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When I was a rough and ready flanker for the mighty eighths at Dale College, I played for a teacher whose biology classes I used as an opportunity to catch up on sleep.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks | 26 Comments »

Latest news from Bok camp

November 18, 2010
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There is not a lot of good news coming from the Bok camp ahead of their test against Scotland.
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Boks want redemption

October 25, 2010
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Not only are the Springboks ready to win the Grand Slam with victories over Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England, but they also want to win back the confidence of the South African rugby public.
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Matfield error cost Blue Bulls

October 18, 2010
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Blue Bulls captain Victor Matfield definitely made an error of judgement in Saturday’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Sharks, two former Springboks believe.
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Matfield back to lead Blue Bulls

October 6, 2010
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Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke had no hesitation in naming all his available Springboks in the starting line up of the Blue Bulls team to play Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday in the final pool game of Absa’s Currie Cup competition.
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Posted in Currie Cup | 25 Comments »

Big Vic one of the greatest of all time

August 25, 2010
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Springbok captain John Smit has made a passionate plea to fans and the people of Pretoria to jam-pack Loftus Versfeld for Saturday’s Tri-Nations encounter between the Boks and Australia to honour rugby great Victor Matfield.
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Victor to captain Boks against Wallabies?

August 23, 2010
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Earlier today we mentioned that there might be some revelations from within the Bok camp, unfortunately the press conference delivered very little but the biggest surprise might only come when the team is named to take on the Wallabies.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 6 Comments »

Matfield questions All Black tactics

August 18, 2010
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The psychological war of words has started as Victor Matfield accused the All Blacks of some dodgy tactics ahead of the Soweto Showdown.
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Posted in Tri-Nations | 38 Comments »

Matfield the true Bok leader

August 13, 2010
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For the best part of Victor Matfield’s playing career, opponents have attempted to find some way of stopping him – and for the most part they’ve failed, according Wallabies forward Dean Mumm.
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