World Rugby has reportedly conceded that Rassie Erasmus was justified in the claims he made during a 62-minute video criticising referees during the 2021 British & Lions series.
Labelled ‘transformation front-rowers’ by a Kiwi journalist last week, this video highlights the quality of Bok heavies Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi and Trevor Nyakane.
Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby have requested that their independent misconduct hearing be made public to ensure that there is transparency in the disciplinary process.
Rassie Erasmus has tactfully responded to World Rugby’s confirmation of the date for his independent disciplinary hearing.
Flyhalf Handre Pollard says the past 17 weeks have been the toughest, most intense and yet fun period of his Springbok career.
World Rugby has still not set a date for Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby to appear before an independent disciplinary committee for their misconduct hearing.
Brian O’Driscoll says the 2021 Lions Test series against the Boks was not exciting for a multitude of reasons, while adding that Rassie Erasmus’ video “maybe has changed things and not for the better”.
Sir Clive Woodward has taken another unprovoked snipe at South Africa, saying rugby will be “dead in five years” if the sport follows the route of the world champion Springboks.
Damian de Allende and Lukhanyo Am have established themselves as the most lethal centre pairing in world rugby, writes Jon Cardinelli.
Rassie Erasmus’ hour-long video was a standout feature from a Boks-Lions tour that was extraordinary in so many ways, writes former Springbok STEFAN TERBLANCHE.