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Victor Matfield is a legend of South African rugby and a Rugby World Cup winner. Discover his career with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus.

Victor Matfield Bio

Victor Matfield is widely regarded as one of the finest locks to ever represent South Africa. A former captain of his country, the Bulls and Blue Bulls, he was an expert at interrupting lineouts and was the Man of the Match in the 2007 Rugby World Cup final. Victor Matfield was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Throughout his domestic career, Victor Matfield played in more than 250 games. Although he mainly played in South Africa for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Bulls in Super Rugby, he also briefly enjoyed stints with Griquas and the Cats. In addition to this, he also enjoyed spells outside South Africa in the later part of his career and he represented both Toulon and Northampton Saints before his retirement in 2016.

Victor Matfield’s domestic career was also highly distinguished. In his playing days, he won the Currie Cup with the Blue Bulls three times (2002, 2004 and 2009) and Super Rugby three times with the Bulls (2007, 2009 and 2010).

Thanks to his strong performances for the Bulls and the Blue Bulls in the early days of his career, Victor Matfield was called up to represent the Springboks in a test for the first time in 2001. Throughout his time with the side, he won the Tri-Nations (now The Rugby Championship) twice in 2004 and 2009 and won a test series against the British and Irish Lions in 2009. However, his crowning glory came in 2007 when the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup and he was named the Man of the Match in the final. Since retiring from rugby in 2016, Victor Matfield has worked as a pundit and coach.

Fixtures & Results

Sat Sep 24, 2022
FT
Kings Park Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Argentina Argentina
Round 6
LIVE
38
21
Sat Sep 17, 2022
FT
Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
South Africa South Africa
Round 5
LIVE
20
36
Sat Sep 3, 2022
FT
Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:35am
South Africa South Africa
Round 4
LIVE
8
24
Sat Aug 27, 2022
FT
Adelaide Oval
Australia Australia
-
1:30am
South Africa South Africa
Round 3
LIVE
25
17
Sat Aug 13, 2022
FT
Emirates Airline Park
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 2
LIVE
23
35
Sat Aug 6, 2022
FT
Mbombela Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 1
LIVE
26
10
Sat Jul 16, 2022
FT
DHL Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
3rd Test
LIVE
30
14
Sat Jul 9, 2022
FT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
2nd Test
LIVE
12
13
Sat Jul 2, 2022
FT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
1st Test
LIVE
32
29

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