Ahhh f$%k no. Tell me it isn’t true. The rumour mill is swarming this week with tales of Victor Matfield turning down his job as resident sex icon on the Supersport commentary team (a title long held by Hugh Bladen) to join Heyneke Meyer’s June Bok squad.
I like Heyneke, I want to like Heyneke more. I love a man that crushed an Aussie side at Loftus and left them in tatters for about four seasons afterwards. That’s a man I want coaching the Boks. But not like this. Not at this price.
We’ve done four years of this “loyalty to the old gaurd” horsesh%t with PdV. Let’s not replace the Bismarck-Smit saga with a Bekker-Matfield saga and a Hougaard-Du Preez one.
A wise rugby scholar once told me, if you ever see a Bok coach pick Zane Kirchner for a test match, you know the Boks will be screwed for the next two seasons. This has a ring of familiarity.
Please Heyneke… I know you’re one of our most loyal readers… Let’s not have the usual geriatric squad come June.
Here’s hoping the return of Matfield is limited to a role as a line out consultant and hair stylist for a squad of young deserving players.