Victor Matfield

South Africa announces 2015 Rugby World Cup squad

In naming his chosen few, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said the 31-member squad that would represent South Africa in the Rugby World Cup would carry the country's hopes on their shoulders. It would be a tough tournament, he cautioned. Jean de Villiers will captain the team.

Matfield back in Springbok squad

The Springboks' most capped player of all time, Victor Matfield, has overcome injury and been named in the Springbok squad for their Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship.

Matfield back in Springbok squad

The Springboks' most capped player of all time, Victor Matfield, has overcome injury and been named in the Springbok squad for their Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship.

Springbok cap record for Victor Matfield

Victor Matfield will become the most capped Springbok test player of all time on Saturday when he leads South Africa against Wales at Mbombela Stadium in his 112th test. The legendary lock made his test debut against Italy in Port Elizabeth on 30 June 2001.

One new cap for experienced Springboks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meye has named uncapped Cornal Hendricks in his starting line-up for this weekend's test against a World XV in Cape Town. Mostly, however, he has turned to the tried and tested, including reuniting Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, the most-capped pair of locks in test rugby history.

One new cap for experienced Springboks

Springbok coach Heyneke Meye has named uncapped Cornal Hendricks in his starting line-up for this weekend's test against a World XV in Cape Town. Mostly, however, he has turned to the tried and tested, including reuniting Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, the most-capped pair of locks in test rugby history.

Matfield named interim Springbok captain

Victor Matfield will captain the Springboks in this month's Castle Lager Incoming Series, which includes two tests against Wales, one against Scotland, and one against a World XV, in the absence of the injured Jean de Villiers.

Springboks start gearing up for ‘very big year’

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer will evaluate a squad of 36 players - veteran World Cup winners Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger among them - when the first national training camp of 2014 starts in Durban on 25 May. "This is a very big year for us," he said on Tuesday.

South African rugby in 2011

In 2011, the Springboks' defence of their Rugby World Cup crown came up short, but they bowed out of the event with great credit after a somewhat bizarre quarterfinal loss to Australia in which the only statistic they trailed in was the final score.

Burger named SA Rugby Player of 2011

Springbok flank Schalk Burger was named South African Rugby Player of the Year for a second time, while Currie Cup champions the MTN Golden Lions picked up a hat-trick of awards, at the 2011 SA Rugby Awards.