Victor Matfield Biography
Victor Matfield is a former South African rugby union player. He was born on 11 May 1977 in Pietersburg (now in Limpopo Province), South Africa.
He was selected for Far Norths junior Craven Week team before playing lock for Pietersburg High School. He made it to the Craven Week competition for high schools in two successive years before being selected for Far North’s senior provincial team while still in his final year of high school.
After high school, Matfield went to study at the University of Pretoria where he made the university’s under-21 side. It did not take long for him to be selected for the Blue Bulls under-21 side as well. In 1997, Matfield was selected for the under-21 Springbok side. He was also selected for the 1998 squad.
He left the Blue Bulls for the Griquas in 1999, where he was also selected to represent the Cats in the Super 12 that year. In 2000 he represented the Bulls Super 12 team. In 2001 he was finally selected for the Springbok squad, making his debut on 30 June 2001 against Italy. In 2005, he made the five-man shortlist for IRB World Player of the Year.
He signed a six-month contract with French second division club Toulon, beginning in January 2008. Between January and February 2008, Matfield played for Toulon in a stretch of nine key, before returning to South Africa and taking part in 2008 Super 14 season with the Bulls. In 2014, Matfield returned to rugby as a player, signing a 2-year playing contract with the Bulls to keep him in the game until the end of 2015.
In 2015 it was announced that Matfield would sign for Northampton Saints after the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Matfield played for Northampton for one season before ending his 21 year career in a game against Gloucester Rugby.
Matfield retired from the Springboks after the 2011 World Cup, and considered a coaching career in Australia with the NSW Waratahs. He eventually enrolled domestically as a SuperSport (TV) presenter for the Super Rugby season. He was also part of the coaching team and served as a line-out consultant for the Blue Bulls provincial rugby team in 2013.
Victor Matfield Age
He was born on 11 May 1977.
Victor Matfield Wife – Victor Matfield Family
Matfield married Monja Bekker on 12 December 2003. They have three daughters.
Victor Matfield Net Worth
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Victor Matfield Achievement
Over the course of his career, Matfield has won the Currie Cup final three times (2002, 2004 & 2009), the Super 14 title in 2007, 2009 and 2010, the Tri-Nations in 2004 and 2009 and the Rugby World Cup in 2007. In 2008 he was inducted into the University of Pretoria Hall of fame.