Big Vic Matfield sees his long-term future back in SA.
According to reports, Matfield, currently spending a month on the sidelines with a knee ligament strain, is still planning on returning to SA to play for the Boks once his short-term contract with Toulon runs out. He is eyeing the mid-year test series against Wales as the ideal opportunity to return to the Bok team, assuming, of course, he is selected.
Some other number fives, in particular Sharks captain Johann Muller, have been putting in sterling performances week after week in the Super 14, while Matfield takes things easy in the French second division. Let’s see if the Bok coach is true to his word about using form as the barometer for selection.
Also of interest will be to see whether Matfield opts to throw his lot in with the ailing Bulls, given that his mentor Heyneke Meyer is gone and his long-time partner-n-crime, Bakkies Botha, seems determined to head the other way.
My gut feel is that Big Vic might find that so much has changed in the time he has been away, that coming back isn’t going to do very much to assuage his growing homesickness.Tweet