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Matfield: Give Div credit


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 10 Jul 2009 at 07:17
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Springbok vice-captain, Victor Matfield believes South African coach, Peter de Villiers, does not get the credit he deserves.

Die Son reports that even though De Villiers has a 76 percent winning record in Test matches and South Africa recently won the Test series 2-1 against the British and Irish Lions, there are still many people who are still convinced De Villiers has nothing to do with the success of the national team.

They are under the impression the team is being coached by the teams’ two assistant coaches, Dick Muir and Gary Gold, while senior players like Bok captain, John Smit, Matfield, Fourie du Preez, Juan Smith and Jean De Villiers (all leaders of Super14-franchises) are being credited for calling the shots on the playing field.

Certain sectors of the media have been speculating for a while that De Villiers is not in control of the team. The general feeling is that De Villiers got the Bok job because of transformation requirements and not because of his ability as a rugby coach.

The fact that De Villiers has not been very diplomatic in the media, has also added fuel to the fire. It is for this reason that there is a perception in media circles that De Villiers is not competent to coach the Springboks.

According to Matfield this could not be further from the truth.

“No, we don’t have any problem with the way Peter coaches us. He is a good guy that makes everyone feel comfortable. His technical knowledge of the game is impressive and we are very satisfied with his coaching ability,” said Matfield.

“Not only does he get along well with the coaching and management team, but he also has a excellent working relationship with the players. You always know where you stand with him. Unlike many other coaches he allows the players to also give their input. That’s what makes him a good coach,” said the Bulls-captain.



69 Comments

  • As usual, ‘Die Son sien alles’. :lol:

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.07.09 07:34:11 by McLovin Reply
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  • It is Claytie’s ambition to one day become Die Son’s Sports Editor!!!

    He did can told me!! :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.07.09 07:49:58 by wpw Reply
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  • Oh shoot! I forgot to follow Viktor on twitter… :shock:

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.07.09 08:09:42 by blackshark Reply

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  • Betroubare bron daai een… :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.07.09 08:11:43 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 3) : Done :cool:

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.07.09 08:13:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • Vic is talking kak.

    Gavin Rich is much closer to the team and knows better.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.07.09 08:28:07 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 6) :

    :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.07.09 08:30:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 6) : i’ve heard Rich is the team’s bus driver. He’s just pretending to be a journo…

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.07.09 08:34:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • oh i saw the heading and thought the banks weren’t giving div a loan. but alas it is about his non existent coaching skills, what a snore.

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.07.09 08:41:28 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    I heard that Rich actually has a say in team selection. :???:

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.07.09 08:42:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : yeah, in the supersport fantasy league. :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.07.09 08:45:49 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    And Bokkie is actually Mr. Voldy…

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.07.09 08:53:19 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : My friend is actually the sports editor, and its a chick.

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.07.09 09:00:25 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) : isn’t Bokkie a bit tall for that? Maybe Voldy is the little stuffed springbok that Smit brings onto the field with him?

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.07.09 09:01:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 13) : styling!

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.07.09 09:01:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) :
    :lol:
    I was talking about that little Bokkie – the one Os forgot to bring for the final… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.07.09 09:04:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 13) : what do chicks know about sport? :mrgreen: actually what do journo’s now about sport. :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.07.09 09:05:36 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 17) :

    Bait taken! :evil:

    AssH*&^%&^%!! :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.07.09 09:12:03 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : i noticed that stuffed bok has been replaced by a mounted bok head. thats the stupidest thing i have seen. matfield carrying a hunters trophy out the team bus. i funnily thought when i saw it, does this mean the lions are going to mount the boks like that. and looking back they they did just that. the boks were mounted thoroughly. :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.07.09 09:13:33 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 18) : i see you are keeping abreast with my comments. :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.07.09 09:14:44 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 16) :

    Os Snyman?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.07.09 09:17:05 by wpw Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 16) : ah right :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.07.09 09:20:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 21) : no, the other one :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.07.09 09:22:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 17) : tut tut…I know more than most of the guys I know….but I do live in Cape Town :razz:

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.07.09 09:31:09 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 17) :

    And on the Sexism subject- O ROB you are in SOOOO deep… :evil: As most probably your most active female reader – not even ONE of my questions get send to BOB???? And Mc Lovin sommer a couple??? :?: :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.07.09 09:32:28 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 24) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.07.09 09:34:29 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • It’s easy to distract fat people.

    It’s a piece of cake.

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.07.09 09:41:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 25) : It’s not fair I tell you. :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.07.09 09:42:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) :

    Well at least you are the ‘Nutcase” he refered to an not me! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.07.09 09:51:58 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 25) :

    Two of my questions as well… Whoop Whoop!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.07.09 09:53:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 30) : He must of sensed we are Province supporters, double you pee double you. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.07.09 09:55:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 29) : Just a few small steps from a certificate and ‘guards’ with white coats. :grin:

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.07.09 09:57:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 24) : i was joking. it was a little bait for our knowledgeable ladies on the site. seems like it was far to tasty a bait for you guys to ignore. :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.07.09 09:57:33 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 25) : isn’t mclovin a chick? :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.07.09 09:58:16 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 33) :

    It’s all good…..I’m the fat chick with cake when it comes to comments like that…impossible to resist….

    Looking forward to going to Newlands tomorrow to watch the Sharks give WP a klap…

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.07.09 10:01:31 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Can someone please help and tell me how to load an avatar?

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.07.09 10:02:21 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 34) :

    Must be – he’s a WP supporter after all… :lol: Rachel, oh Rachel!! :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.07.09 10:03:31 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 36) :

    At the bottom below “Add Comment” click on your blue name – that will take you to your profile. At the bottom of your profile you can upload a pic! :wink:

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.07.09 10:04:56 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 38) :
    Thanks…..

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.07.09 10:08:58 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 38) : thanks Prof Tech Support Ice :)

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.07.09 10:09:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 37) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    @Just a Fan (Comment 35) : i better behave cos there are three chicks on line now. :mrgreen: and reki and candy could join anytime soon. so i’ll behave for a little while.

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.07.09 10:11:01 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    No sweat! :lol:

    @Just a Fan (Comment 39) :

    You’re welcome – whos in your avatar?

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.07.09 10:11:16 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • ok just a fan’s avatar neutralises mine. all is fair now. just a fan will have to keep the ladies happy by making a lot of posts.

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.07.09 10:12:50 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    Woman understand woman’s instructions better cause we think the same.. :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.07.09 10:13:01 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 41) :
    I AM HERE TOO!! WATCH IT BOY! :smile:

  • Comment 45, posted at 10.07.09 10:13:45 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 42) : you haven’t been in the tank for a while. they have flasher guys now.

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.07.09 10:14:14 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 45) : you were the third i was referring to. :lol:

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.07.09 10:17:09 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 44) : oh ho ho ho…. :mrgreen:

    Hey – when last did anyone see rekinek?

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.07.09 10:17:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 46) :

    OE!!!! :grin:

    @Me2 (Comment 45) :

    Heya Mamma Shark!

  • Comment 49, posted at 10.07.09 10:28:11 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : yeah since she outed herself as chick, she has made a duck. maybe her and jarson had a falling out. :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 10.07.09 10:28:21 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 42) :

    WHo’s my avatar..no idea, some eye candy from the SharksRugby website…Soo glad that the there is something for the Ladies now in the Cheerleading squad… :smile: :smile:

  • Comment 51, posted at 10.07.09 10:30:58 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 51) :

    So right – although I was quite happy with the players.. :lol:

  • Comment 52, posted at 10.07.09 10:36:51 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • Victor Matfield believes South African coach, Peter de Villiers, does not get the credit he deserves.

    As opposed to Matfield getting MORE credit than he deserves. :evil:

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.07.09 12:22:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : bang that drum, oubaas :)

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.07.09 12:29:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) :

    BOOM BOOM BOOM

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.07.09 12:35:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : You talking about the Boks new centre, that drops the ball everytime he gets it???? :lol:

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.07.09 12:52:09 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) :
    :mrgreen:

    Just reminded me of the new Black Eyed Peas song there… (10 000 Whose Line Is It Anyway POINTS if you know the song…)

    Let me get off the blog – tryin to leave work early today…
    Later…

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.07.09 12:53:22 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 56) :

    That’s the one!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had any CENTER knocked the ball on so many times he woulda been dropped from the team, but Victoria gets away with it.

  • Comment 58, posted at 10.07.09 12:56:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 10.07.09 13:58:30 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 59) : bet he enjoyed the stuffing process :)

  • Comment 60, posted at 10.07.09 14:00:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • This site has totally discredited Victor in the past that there is absoluetely no way that I will believe a word of this article. :wink:

  • Comment 61, posted at 10.07.09 14:35:28 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 10.07.09 14:43:38 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) :
    @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 62) :
    His Justice 4 armband was too tight and cut the blood to his fingers!

  • Comment 63, posted at 10.07.09 14:53:15 by Rahul Reply

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  • Crikey, it’s like a tupperware party on here today… ;-)

  • Comment 64, posted at 10.07.09 15:08:43 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Old Big Vic… always a few days too late… where was he last week when Peter was gettign slated from all sides?

  • Comment 65, posted at 10.07.09 15:10:08 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Sheesh, saw PdV on the tele giving an interview after the third test last night… man does he have white teeth!

    Never seen a coach smiling so much after getting roggered that hard.

    He is amusing our little Peter…

  • Comment 66, posted at 10.07.09 15:11:28 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 66) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 67, posted at 10.07.09 15:14:56 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 64) :
    You Should have been here yesterday..

  • Comment 68, posted at 10.07.09 15:17:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 24) : You tell them!!!

  • Comment 69, posted at 10.07.09 15:23:23 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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