Richard Ferguson

Matfield to captain Boks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 22 Oct 2010 at 16:04
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Victor Matfield was on Friday named as captain of the Springbok end-of-year tour on the first day of a preliminary training squad get together. Springbok coach Peter de Villiers made the announcement at a media conference and also confirmed that Juan Smith would be the tour vice-captain.

“With John Smit being injured and unavailable for such a challenging and important tour we obviously needed Victor’s leadership qualities,” said De Villiers “He has filled the role in the past with distinction and has led the Vodacom Bulls and Blue Bulls to a string of titles and has been Springbok vice-captain for a number of years.
“We’re aware of his workload this season and we’ll manage him accordingly.”

Vodacom Cheetahs captain Juan Smith was named as vice-captain for the four Test tour which concludes with a match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on December 4. The first day of the training camp concentrated on gameplan with meetings and field sessions for forwards and backs.

Six Absa Currie Cup finalists and Vodacom Blue Bulls utility forward Danie Rossouw took no part in Friday’s field session as a precaution because of injury niggles. The rested players were: Juan de Jongh, Danie Rossouw, Jannie du Plessis, Alistair Hargreaves, Willem Albert, Bismarck du Plessis and Schalk Burger.

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58 Comments

  • I thought he was being rested :?: :?: :?: :roll:

    Hasn’t he played like a million minutes in the past 12/18 months?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.10.10 16:17:06 by McLovin Reply
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  • Zim being handed another hiding in the cricket. :roll:

    Flora 178/2 – 27 overs

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.10.10 16:19:18 by McLovin Reply
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  • AG NEE [email protected] :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.10.10 16:23:50 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • There is no sense in taking Matfield over to the UK. If he breaks down before the WC we are a bit screwed.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.10.10 16:40:08 by lostfish Reply
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  • 244-2

    35 overs

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.10.10 16:49:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • ABC de Villiers notches up his 5th ODI century of the year. :cool:

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.10.10 16:55:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • 100 from 91 balls

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.10.10 16:56:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • 200 run partnership between AB & Duminy.

    202 from 180 balls.

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.10.10 16:59:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Duminy 100 from 96 balls.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.10.10 17:03:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • AB gone. :sad:

    109 runs – 99 balls

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.10.10 17:08:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : at least he got his 100

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.10.10 17:12:36 by lostfish Reply
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  • The only time I remember Victor captaining the Boks we’ve been outplayed and lacked commitment.

    I’d've preferred them giving it to Juan Smith.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.10.10 17:12:59 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 12) : He’s on fire this year so far.

    755 ODI runs at an average of 107.85 :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.10.10 17:14:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • 400 here we come!

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.10.10 17:15:24 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Dig your avi McL!

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.10.10 17:16:32 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • test new avatar

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.10.10 17:18:53 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 16) : Thanks, I see you got the invite as well. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.10.10 17:19:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • 300-3

    9 overs still to go.

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.10.10 17:21:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • 43rd time SA has reached 300 or more in ODI’s. :shock:

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.10.10 17:22:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 14) : That’s a brilliant average. Lets hope he keeps that form in the UAE.

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.10.10 17:23:59 by lostfish Reply
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  • Duminy out.

    129 runs – 117 balls

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.10.10 17:33:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • 328/4

    44 overs

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.10.10 17:34:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • HEY!!!!!!!!!! You guys are making this thread look like we are happy to see Queen Victoria lead a strike force to the Empire.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.10.10 17:37:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • So that’s two senior players confirmed to be going on tour. LMAO

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.10.10 17:38:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) : More like ignoring it in the hope he would go away and rest.

    He should have been left at home and Smith should have captained the troops.

    Victoria has been a shadow of his former self, it would have been a good opportunity to give Hargo a run and to give him the experience needed in case we have injuries before the WC. He outplayed Victoria in the semi.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.10.10 17:42:44 by lostfish Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 17) : it’s ON like Donkey Kong :)

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.10.10 17:42:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Morkel out.

    37 runs 21 balls

    355/5

    46.4 overs

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.10.10 17:47:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 29) : b

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.10.10 17:49:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well, it was always going to be either him or Smith.

    Hopefully this means that the loosies and backs will be more experimental -Smith wont have to play every game for starters.

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.10.10 17:49:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • tried to paste the pic in the comment section – sadly I’m no longer able! Where DavidS when you need him…

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.10.10 17:50:01 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • http://www.ideate.co.za/2007/05/21/shark-braai/

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.10.10 17:52:56 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • 19 needed off 8 balls.

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.10.10 17:55:30 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 32) : I excpect more from WP rather than rehashing bad Bulls ideas ;-)

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.10.10 17:55:58 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 34) :

    :-)

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.10.10 17:57:05 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • We really might make 400!

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.10.10 17:57:21 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • 9 needed off 6.

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.10.10 17:58:05 by klempie Reply

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  • Ingram gone. :evil:

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.10.10 17:58:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • need 7 from 2 for 400

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.10.10 18:00:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • 5 from 1

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.10.10 18:01:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • 399-6

    50 overs

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.10.10 18:01:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Almost!
    Wouldve been only the third time we’ve ever got over 400.

    Oh well, well done boys nevertheless. Liked seeing (well reading about) the young lads wielding the willow towards the end.

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.10.10 18:08:40 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 42) : Miller is going to be a great.

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.10.10 18:13:39 by klempie Reply

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  • Cricket again? Sigh.

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.10.10 18:40:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : :twisted:

    Get USED to it! It’s non-stop now til the end of the World Cup in April!! :twisted: :twisted:

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.10.10 18:59:36 by klempie Reply

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  • Zim 107/8 25 overs

    Could still go either way. :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.10.10 20:32:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 46) : :lol: :lol:

    Huge win here.

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.10.10 20:42:23 by klempie Reply

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  • We win by 272 runs. Nail biting stuff. :roll:

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.10.10 20:47:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • Good night John-boy.

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.10.10 20:49:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 48) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.10.10 20:52:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 47) : Our biggest ever I think. :cool:

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.10.10 20:52:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : remind me not to get on ur bad side ;-)

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.10.10 21:02:07 by chaz Reply

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  • oh well old Vic will hv to do he is the next Captain with all the extra’s not our Captain but he’s good for the job

    I’m glad that Juan Smith is vice he is a very talented playerand is a great player even if he comes from the Cheets

    Well done to both Captain and Vice do us proud and we are behind u all the way :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.10.10 21:06:19 by chaz Reply

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  • Does anybody know when Smit will be fit for duty :smile:

    But then its nmaybe a good think to rest him and some other players before the WC 2010, but one Q what is going to happen to the S15 need i ask we did so well without our boks so we should do well in the S15 :???: but on the other end CC is a SA comp not a globe comp and that changes a lot of thinks ;-)

  • Comment 54, posted at 22.10.10 21:57:35 by chaz Reply

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  • @ chaz, WC 2011…;-)

  • Comment 55, posted at 22.10.10 22:05:23 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 55) : :oops: Oh my sorry ok 2011 ;-)

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.10.10 06:00:05 by chaz Reply

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  • Testing testing bb,go sharks,matfield is irritating but not more then bakkas

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.10.10 19:16:22 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Looks like I don’t need a laptop,crackberry babyyyyyy

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.10.10 19:18:12 by Honey Badger Reply

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