5 Dec 2009

Matfield won't have his locking mates at Twickenham

12:24 pm on 5 December 2009

The All Blacks will come up against the Springbok lineout king Victor Matfield when they take on the Barbarians at Twickenham in the morning.

Matfield dominated the lineouts as the Boks whitewashed the All Blacks in this year's Tri-Nations.

Jason Eaton and Anthony Boric are the locks and coach Graham Henry doesn't expect the Baabaas to dominate that area.

Henry's hailing Matfield as the best in the world but notes that the Boks' set-piece involves several players and perhaps the All Blacks will have a slight edge with the South African not playing with his usual combination.