Matfield new Sarpa chairperson

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news on 4 Mar 2009 at 07:54
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Sport24.com reports that Bulls’ captain Victor Matfield has been elected as chairperson of the South African Rugby Players Association (Sarpa) at its 11th Annual General Meeting.

“It is a great honour for me, as our association is an important stakeholder in South African rugby. It is also good to be back after I had to relinquish my previous position due to my overseas playing contract.

“Having served as president of Sarpa before has given me a good understanding of my role and duties and therefore it is easy stepping into this position,” said Matfield.

Bismarck Du Plessis, Sharks and Springbok hooker has been elected vice-president.

Piet Heymans, CEO of Sarpa, added: “With Victor’s election it shows that the players have trust in and respect Victor for what he stands for.

“I am looking forward to resuming my ties with Victor and by having Eddie Andrews, Victor and Bismarck as Sarpa’s top management team. It (the structure) ensures that the players take responsibility and are directly involved with the affairs of the association.”

Matfield takes over from former Springbok Hennie le Roux.


  • Well at least Eddie is good for something other than scrumming!!!

    SA’s most underrated scrummager during his hey day!!! 😈

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.03.09 08:00:05 by wpw Reply
  • Man this is good news.

    I mean now that they have a real leader of men at the helm they should get lot’s of stuff accomplished.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.03.09 08:05:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :
    😯 😯 😯

    I can like to think you is mad.

    Imagine the scene…

    A whining airconditioner in the background as Victor sits across a boardroom table from Oregan Hoskins…

    Oregan: No Victor, we will not be including the Best of Steve Hofmeyr collection and a braai kit with this year’s Springbok contract.

    Victor glares icily into Hoskins’ eyes… 🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.03.09 08:09:15 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) :


    Brilliant!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.03.09 08:20:31 by wpw Reply
  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) :

    😆 😆

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.03.09 08:28:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) :

    Oh damn did i forget to put a smiley in there? I really thought everyone knew me well enough and the smiley would not be required. 😛

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.03.09 08:29:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :
    Ek weet my bwoer. 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.03.09 08:38:11 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Bismark too… what an odd collective…

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.03.09 08:48:23 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • hope this doesn’t take Matfield’s mind of the Lions tour…

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.03.09 08:53:59 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 9) :

    It shouldn’t.

    Eddie was involved with SARPA for quite some time and we all know he was able to remain focused and performed with distinction at all times… 😕

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.03.09 08:57:42 by wpw Reply
  • Bismarck… interesting. I wouldn’t have seen this as his sort of thing, but much credit to him

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.03.09 09:07:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Victor was chosen by all the players because for some strange reason he relates as well to backline players as he does to forwards ….rumours that Rassie is trying to groom some of his tight five for the position in the future have been denied.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.03.09 12:49:34 by Dive Pass Reply

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