Rassie Erasmus need not wonder whether he has the backing of the South African rugby community as they have expressed their unwavering support for the embattled SA Rugby director of rugby.
The internet exploded in reaction to Erasmus’ video eviscerating the decision-making of referee Nic Berry, and World Rugby’s protocols, following South Africa’s 22-17 loss against the British & Irish Lions last week in the first of a three-Test series.
The online debate was fiercely contested by fans on both sides of the fence who eagerly await World Rugby’s response to Erasmus’ challenge.
SARugbymag.co.za readers were polled for their take on the video. They made it abundantly clear they stand with Erasmus.
Almost 85% of respondents said the video was perfectly justified and Erasmus was right to call out World Rugby.
Less than 10% felt the director of rugby should rather have raised these issues with World Rugby behind closed doors, while six percent felt Erasmus got the timing wrong.