Springbok boss Rassie Erasmus will coach the Barbarians against Argentina at Twickenham in December.
SA Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that Erasmus will take charge of the famous invitational side and has already secured the services of Springbok trio Handré Pollard, Eben Etzebeth and Tendai Mtawarira as well as Wallabies scrumhalf Will Genia for the game.
‘It’s a terrific honour to be invited to coach the Barbarians later this year and it should be a great occasion at Twickenham,’ said Erasmus.
‘The Barbarians are renowned for bringing together great individuals and the challenge for coaches is moulding them into a team that plays wonderful rugby, which they certainly showed earlier this year against England.’
Erasmus also serves as SA Rugby’s director of rugby and has offered his services to the Bulls for next year’s Super Rugby campaign, but hinted that the Springboks remained his priority.
‘There’s a lot of important games for South Africa between now and then but the chance to work with a new group and take on Argentina once more will be a great end to the year.’
The Springboks will take on England, France, Scotland and Wales on their end-of-year tour of Europe.
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