Like Ali, Victor's legacy can live on

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  1. COMMENTATOR: Before coming out of retirement, Victor Matfield did some some time in the studio with Supersport.
  2. CHILLING WITH A CHAMPION: Victor Matfield visits Nelson Mandela at his residence in Houghton in 2007. Photo: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Image
  3. EASY UNDER PRESSURE:Victor Matfield offloads the ball to teammate Jaque Fourie despite Qude Cooper's attempt to stop him. Photo: Etienne Rothbart.
  4. LAP OF HONOUR: Jaco van der Westhuyzen, Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield celebrate after winning the 2004 Tri Nations in Durban.
  5. LIGHTWEIGHT: Victor Matfield in training during his first tour with the Springboks in France in 2001. Duif du Toit/Touchline Photo
  6. CENTURION: Victor Matfield became the third Springbok player to reach 100 Test caps. Picture : Masi Losi
  7. BACK IN BUSINESS: Victor Matfield and Jean de Villiers during the 2013 incoming tour between South Africa and Wales in Durban.
  8. BROTHERS IN ARMS: Formidable lock combination Bakkies Botha victor Matfield and Victor Matfield make their 50th appearance in Springbok colours together at Newlands in the Tri-Nations match against Australia in 2009.
  9. Victor Matfield kicking at goal during a training session as part of the South African Springboks Tri-Nations tour to Australia Photo: Duif du Toit\Touchline Photo