Rassie Erasmus will be allowed to attend Springbok Tests again after his stadium ban handed down by World Rugby came to an end on Friday.
SA’s director of rugby has been unable to attend Bok Tests since being punished by World Rugby for his video criticising the performance of referee Nic Berry during the first Test of last year’s Lions series.
Erasmus was banned from all rugby-related activities for two months and any match-day activity at all levels of the game until 30 September 2022.
As a result, Erasmus had to watch most of the Test matches this year from his hotel room
He was also not allowed to attend Bok press conferences, with Bok head coach Jacques Nienaber and his assistants facing the media.
Erasmus will make his return to stadiums on 5 November – his 50th birthday – when the Boks take on No 1-ranked Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. He will also attend their tour matches against France, Italy and England.
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