Episode 72 - Victor Matfield - A Sprinbok Legend Shares His Most ; Hilarious, Terrifying & Inspiring Tales From Throughout His Career!
Today we're joined by a proper legend in Victor Matfield, a man who's represented his country 127 times, won the currie cup 3 times, the super rugby title 3 times, the tri nations twice and the world cup and is widely regarded as one of the greatest forwards in the history of the game. For the first time ever, he reveals his incredible story which started off with him scrapping with Bakkies Botha as teenagers and ended up with them being known as the greatest sporting partnership in the world. Victor doesn't leave anything behind in this incredible interview, taking us through his enjoyment in whipping young Springboks in their initiation and the tragic mistake he made with Mark Andrews before his very own, fighting Bakkies Botha because they hated each other initially, Punching Bizmark Du Plessis, beating the All Blacks with Barbarians and the hilarious stories on the piss that week, relives the physicality of the 2009 lions tour and reminisces on Simon Shaw being one of the most underrate players of all time, shares his memories of winning the world cup in 2007 (where he was man of the match in the final and player of the tournament), reveals the crisis meeting in detail that unfolded after their shock loss to Japan in 2015, constructs his greatest ever Springbok XV from players he played with during his 127 caps, explains his incredible memories from Toulon, why he retired and then decided to reverse that decision, why he hated his Northampton Saints experience due to Dorian West, plus much much more....
This is quite possibly our greatest ever guest, so sit back, relax and enjoy his yarns.
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