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Mumm hails Matfield

Australia's Dean Mumm has heaped praise on fellow lock Victor Matfield, a player who is set to earn his 100th Test cap for South Africa on Saturday.

The Springbok vice-captain will follow in the footsteps of skipper John Smit after he reached the milestone during last week's 29-22 loss to New Zealand in Johannesburg.

Mumm said: "It's been an unbelievable career and it's certainly not finished. He's picked up most of, if not all, the prizes and treasures you can get along the way and he's done that with distinction and form all the way throughout."

The two sides lock horns in their Tri-Nations encounter in Pretoria on Saturday, and it will be a special moment for Matfield in front of his home crowd at Loftus Versfeld.

Mumm added: "It's nice for him to be able to play his 100th Test on his home ground.

"I'm sure the people up there at Loftus love Victor."


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