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Matfield to set record

Friday, June 20, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Veteran lock Victor Matfield on Saturday will become South Africa's most-capped player when he captains the side against Wales in his 112th Test match at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.

The 37-year-old powerhouse was named as skipper of an experienced Springbok starting line-up with two changes from the team which beat Wales last week.

The only other change is amongst the backline reserves, where Wynand Olivier replaces the injured Johan Goosen to provide necessary midfield cover.

Matfield made his Test debut on June 30, 2001 against Italy in Port Elizabeth.

He retired after the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011 on 110 caps.

"This is a fantastic accolade for Victor," said Meyer on Wednesday.

South African: Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks, JP Pietersen, Jan Serfontein, Bryan Habana, Morn Steyn, Fourie du Preez; Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield (capt), Flip van der Merwe, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira. Res: Schalk Brits, Gurthr Steenkamp, Coenie Oosthuizen, Lood de Jager, Schalk Burger, Ruan Pienaar, Wynand Olivier, Lwazi Mvovo.

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