For the first time since Rassie Erasmus took charge in 2018, the Springboks appear to be behind the curve, writes ZELIM NEL.
Rassie Erasmus has responded to calls from Eddie Jones for World Rugby to take swift action against the Springbok director of rugby.
Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber says it is “business as usual” inside the camp despite embarking on their first tour without Rassie Erasmus since 2018.
England head coach Eddie Jones has urged World Rugby to take swift action against Rassie Erasmus for breaking ranks with his “famous video”.
Rassie Erasmus has circled back to have a dig at Clive Woodward for disparaging comments made during the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in July.
The world champions have been targeted for criticism on the basis that they rely too heavily on defence, but Rassie Erasmus has endorsed analysis of the Springbok attack which paints a very different picture.
World Rugby would do well to tread carefully in its pursuit of sanctions against Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby as the misconduct hearing could blow up in its face, writes ZELIM NEL.
The result of a recent reader poll has produced a shock result as more than half of respondents called for harsh sanctions against the Springboks.
The misconduct case brought by World Rugby against SA Rugby and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is set to begin on Tuesday, and now is the chance for you to vote on what the outcome should be.
While the Springboks are on a roll, an especially arduous away leg of the Rugby Championship following this Saturday’s clash against Argentina promises to challenge the world champions’ hot streak.