SA Rugby have promised that “constructive talks” are taking place between Rassie Erasmus and World Rugby as the director of rugby hinted at releasing another social media video.
Erasmus on Saturday morning posted a cryptic link to a video set to go live on Vimeo at 6pm on 30 November, titled ‘Lekka chat (15 min)’.
Lekka Chat ??(15min). https://t.co/OWy3KPHsq3
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) November 26, 2022
The former Springbok head coach is currently serving a second matchday ban from World Rugby for criticising match officials after he used his Twitter account to highlight debatable calls made in the losses to Ireland and France on the outgoing tour.
While Erasmus’ latest Twitter post had fans baffled as to what it could be, SA Rugby said in a press release that there are ongoing talks taking place between Erasmus and World Rugby.
“World Rugby CEO Alan Gilpin, and World Rugby Director of Rugby, Phil Davies, met with South Africa Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus on Thursday and held positive discussions regarding recent events and match official communications in general.
“Views were exchanged resulting in a better understanding of the respective positions.
“There was agreement that further dialogue was needed in terms of enhancing the process that operates between teams and match officials to ensure all can play their part in creating great spectacles and avoid frustration but in a way that underpins the respect for match officials, coaches and players.
“Further dialogue will continue after today’s final Springbok test of the year.”
The Springboks face England at Twickenham in the final Test of the outgoing tour on Saturday night.
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) November 24, 2022
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