Bulls coaching role for Matfield?

Reports indicate that Victor Matfield could soon join the Bulls’ coaching staff full-time.

Matfield has been consulting with the Bulls throughout Super Rugby and Beeld writes the permanent appointment of the former Springbok lock will be high on the agenda when the board of directors of the Blue Bulls Company meet on Tuesday.

The Bulls lost director of rugby Heyneke Meyer to the Springboks, as well as defence coach John McFarland, backs coach Ricardo Loubscher, conditioning coach Basil Carzis and forwards coach Johann van Graan, whom Matfield is set to replace.

Matfield, who currently works as a commentator for SuperSport, has always expressed his desire to get into coaching post-retirement. He is also expected to be roped in by the Springboks at some stage as a consultant, with Meyer a great admirer of his lineout work in particular.