Rassie Erasmus has earned the right to take up the top job in England after the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to Mark Keohane.
In his blog, Keohane writes that Erasmus will be taking over from Eddie Jones at England after rugby’s showpiece in France. While it may be seen as a contentious move by the man who guided the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2019, Keohane says Bok fans should support Erasmus and send him off with their full blessing.
“In his tenure, the Boks have won the 2019 World Cup, won the 2019 Rugby Championship, beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand and on neutral ground in Australia and beaten the British & Irish Lions 2-1 in a three-Test series,” writes Keohane.
“Erasmus would not be selling out on South African rugby, just like Warren Gatland did not sell out on Wales and the British & Irish Lions in returning to New Zealand. Equally, Eddie Jones did not sell out on Australia in going to Japan and then on to England from Japan.”