Matfield joins Bulls as consultant

The Bulls have signed former Springbok lock Victor Matfield as a lineout consultant for the 2012 Super Rugby season.

The Bulls have confirmed that Matfield will work alongside the coaching staff, focusing on lineouts and general forward play.

‘Victor has been the backbone of the Bulls for many seasons and to have his continued presence in the team, although unfortunately not as a player anymore, is a real bonus for us,’ said Bulls director of rugby Heyneke Meyer.

‘He is generally rated as the finest lineout analyst in the game and we are proud and honoured to have him around.’

Matfield will also work as an analyst for Supersport next year.

‘I am very keen to get stuck in [on television] and will give it a full go, but it is no secret that I want to become involved in coaching too. This will afford me the opportunity to do both, something that I am very pleased about,’ Matfield said.