The Devastated Reaction Of Munster Fans To Confirmation Of Rassie Erasmus’ Departure


It has been confirmed by Munster this morning that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will leave the province in December.

It’s also been announced today that defence coach Jacques Nienaber will also be packing his bags as the pair assume new roles at South Africa Rugby. Erasmus will, according to the Springboks’ Twitter account, “oversee national teams, management of (competitions) and development of players, coaches and refs.” Nienaber has been handed the role of high-performance coach.

Munster fans may have been expecting the news for a while now but that clearly hasn’t softened the blow.

The search for the 44-year-old’s replacement can now officially begin and although a mid-season change will present its problems, it does allow the higher-ups at Thomond Park plenty of time to find the perfect man for the job.

Erasmus was responsible for one of the most unforgettable seasons in recent memory at Munster. Following the tragic death of Anthony Foley in October, Erasmus took over the province and guided them through a very difficult time. The team then went on a magnificent run of form that brought them to the European Champions Cup semi-final and the PRO12 final.

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Author: The PA Team

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