Matfield to play Super Rugby for Bulls
- 01 Nov 2013
Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield will return to the playing field for the Bulls next year.
Matfield retired from rugby at the end of 2011, and had a short stint with SuperSport before joining the Bulls as forwards and attack coach.
In a recent column for sponsor BMW, the 36-year-old wrote: 'With Fourie [du Preez] returning [to the Springboks], and Jaque Fourie also getting a lot of media coverage for a possible return, I've been asked the same question, particularly with a World Cup just two years away: if the Bok coach asks me to play again, and he thinks I am still good enough, will I accept? If he does – and that's a big 'if' – then it would be a very tough decision.'
According to SuperSport.com Matfield and flyhalf Derick Hougaard have been training hard in Pretoria as they attempt to return to the field. An Achilles injury forced Hougaard to return to South Africa from Saracens, but he is now able to train again.
Bulls CEO Barend van Graan and Currie Cup coach Pine Pienaar refused to comment when contacted by SARugbymag.co.za.
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