VICTOR MATFIELD says he could cut short his retirement – but only if Heyneke Meyer is given the Springboks job tomorrow.
Matfield called time on his illustrious career with the Springboks and Bulls last year.
However, the 110-test lock has great respect for Meyer and says he could be swayed to come out of retirement to play under him.
“Everyone knows what I think about Heyneke, but we must wait until (tomorrow) before we talk about it. Let’s wait and see what happens, we will talk. Everything has consequences. Playing? I don’t know, but we will see. It depends if he wants me. I really don’t know, it is difficult to say ...,” he told Pretoria News.
Matfield would likely return for a season or two to allow Meyer to come to grips with the structure at national level.
His presence would also solve a big dilemma of who the next Boks captain will be now that John Smit has moved on.
If he is not asked to play, then the 34 year-old is certain to feature in Meyer’s Springbok management structure, probably as technical advisor or lineout consultant.« Back to Archives
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