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Matfield : Springboks will win 2015 World Cup

Victor Matfield's last match on the international stage was against the Baabaas in 2011

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Article Published: Tuesday 4 February 2014

Former Springbok lock Victor Matfield has predicted that South Africa will win the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Matfield has come out of retirement and started playing again after two years on the sideline and is hoping to be selected for the Springboks again.

The thirty-six-year-old retired from playing for South Africa after the 2011 Rugby World Cup and his last match was for the Barbarians at Twickenham that year.

On Saturday however Matfield played in a Super Rugby warm up for his former team the Bulls in Polokwane.

Matfield won his first Super Rugby title under coach Heyneke Meyer who is now the Springboks coach.

The 2007 Rugby World Cup winner says that he believes Meyer's current Springboks are destined for glory.

"I have played in three World Cups and won one. In my view, the current Bok team is the best one ever and will take the trophy next year," Matfield told the Rapport newspaper.

"I want to be part of that team. It would be absolutely fantastic to finally walk away from the game in such a triumphant manner and then turn my focus to coaching."

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