PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Victor
SURNAME Matfield
HEIGHT 200 cm
WEIGHT 108 Kg
BIRTH DATE 11 May 1977
BIRTH PLACE Pietersburg
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM Thor
FAVOURITE MUSIC Afrikaans
FAVOURITE FOOD Portuguese Chicken
PRIMARY SCHOOL Pietersburg-North
SECONDARY SCHOOL Pietersburg High School
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Pretoria
PLAYER WRITE-UP
No rugby player has played more in the Green and Gold than Victor Matfield, arguably the best lock in world rugby during his decade playing Test rugby. Matfield, who played in 110 Tests and four tour matches for a total of 114 Springbok matches, appeared in three Rugby World Cups. He is the second most-capped Springbok ever and was a successful captain at provincial level, having led the Bulls to three Vodacom Super Rugby titles. Matfield has earned numerous accolades through his consistently strong performances at all levels of the game and dedicated many hours to analysing his opponents. He is also a very strong leader and captained the Boks in 17 Tests, amongst others on their 2010 tour to Ireland and the UK. Matfield came out of retirement at the start of the 2014 season.

Position: Lock
Provinces: Griqualand West (1999-2000), Blue Bulls (1998, 2001-2011, 2014)
Springbok number: 705
Test debut: 30 June 2001 vs Italy in Port Elizabeth, aged 24
Last test: 9 October 2011 vs Australia in Wellington, aged 34
Total tests: 110
Tour matches: 4
Total Springbok matches: 114
Win ratio: 69-39-2
Captain in 17 tests
Honours: SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2011).
SuperSport Try of the Year (2004, SA vs Australia in Durban).
Most capped Springbok lock - 110; holds world record with Bakkies Botha for most Tests as a lock combination in the starting line-up (62).
Note: Stats correct on 9 October 2011.

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Lock
PROVINCE Blue Bulls
TRIES 19
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 95
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 110
TRIES 7
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 35
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 24 11 1 12 3 0 0 0 15
British Isles 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England 9 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Fiji 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 7 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 24 8 0 16 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Scotland 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Uruguay 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 10 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
SQUAD LIST
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2014
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2011
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2009
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
South Africa British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2008
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
South Africa Nelson Mandela Challenge - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2005
Vodacom Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2005
Vodacom Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2005
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2004
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2004
Blue Bulls ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2004
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2003
South Africa RWC Warm-ups - 2003
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2003
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2003
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2003
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2002
South Africa Incoming Tours - 2002
South Africa A Incoming Tours - 2002
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2002
South Africa Springboks Outgoing Tour - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2001
Blue Bulls Bankfin Currie Cup - 2001
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2001
Bulls Vodacom Super 12 - 2001
South Africa SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
South Africa XV SA to Argentina & the UK - 2000
Nashua Griquas Bankfin Currie Cup - 2000
South Africa U/23 African Rugby Champs - 2000
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2000
Griqualand West Bankfin Currie Cup - 1999
Cats Winfield Super 12 - 1999
Griqualand West Vodacom Cup - 1999
Blue Bulls U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 1998
South Africa U/21 South Hem. U21 - 1998
Blue Bulls Vodacom Cup - 1998
South Africa U/21 South Hem. U21 - 1997
South Africa U/21 SA U21 to AUS - 1997
Blue Bulls U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 1997
South Africa U/23 Other National Games - 1996
Blue Bulls U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 1996

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, April 25 2014
07:35 - Blues vs Waratahs
Eden Park, Auckland
09:40 - Brumbies vs Chiefs
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Vodacom Cup
15:00 - Blue Bulls vs Limpopo Blue Bulls
Loftus Versfeld B, Pretoria
15:00 - Valke vs Griffons
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
16:30 - Sharks XV vs EP Kings
Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
Inter Provincial Women A
17:00 - South Western Districs vs Border
Outeniqua Park, George
Vodacom Cup
19:00 - SWD vs Western Province
Outeniqua Park, George
Vodacom Super Rugby
19:10 - Cell C Sharks vs Highlanders
Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
Saturday, April 26 2014
09:35 - Hurricanes vs Reds
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
11:40 - Force vs Vodacom Bulls
NIB Stadium, Perth

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