Matfield to mentor Bulls forwards

Victor Matfield has been named the Bulls forwards and attack coach for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Matfield comes on board in an official capacity after serving as a consultant in 2012. He will replace Johan van Graan, who made the step up to the Springboks earlier this season.

The Bulls have made a couple of other appointments to offset the loss of coaches that have joined the Boks. Pine Pienaar replaces John McFarland as defence coach, while Andre Volsteedt is the new head of strength and conditioning.

The Bulls have also brought in former Bok flyhalf Derick Hougaard as a junior skills and kicking coach. Blue Bulls U21 coach Nollis Marais has been promoted to the position of Vodacom Cup coach.