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Erasmus Confirms Role For Felix Jones In Springboks Setup

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Director of Coaching of South Africa Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, has confirmed that former Munster coach Felix Jones will take up a role in the Springboks setup for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  South Africa have been without an attack coach in recent weeks since the departure of Swys de Bruin from the coaching staff. Jones recently left Munster as the …

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“Everything You Do, You Do For The Springboks” – Kolisi Hails Erasmus Influence

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South Africa captain Siya Kolisi on Friday hailed coach Rassie Erasmus for having restored self-belief in the Springbok camp after a couple of disappointing seasons for one of rugby’s traditional powerhouses. Kolisi was appointed skipper by Erasmus, himself named as head coach in March 2018, after a run of poor results for the two-time world champions. It was no small …

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South Africa Always Wary Of Eddie Jones – Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus is adamant everyone connected with South African rugby union will always have the utmost respect for Eddie Jones after the England coach guided Japan to the biggest upset win in the history of the World Cup. So astonishing was the Brave Blossoms’ 34-32 win over the Springboks at the last edition of the global showpiece that Erasmus said …

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Springboks Name Powerful Pack For England Twickenham Showdown

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Rassie Erasmus has announced his Springboks matchday 23 which will take on England at Twickenham on Saturday. Eddie Jones has already named his England team which includes Owen Farrell and Dylan Hartley as co-captains. Brad Shields, Tom Curry and Mark Wilson make up what is a relatively inexperienced international back row with just 10 caps between those three players. This …

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Erasmus Heavily Criticised For ‘Ruthless’ Substitution

The honeymoon period of Rassie Erasmus’ time in charge of the Springboks looks to be well and truly over as the former Munster Director of Rugby has overseen two disappointing back-to-back defeats to Argentina and most recently, the Wallabies.  South Africa were 7-15 in front during the first half at the Suncorp Stadium but a litany of unforced errors saw the …

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Erasmus Names Three Uncapped Players In Squad For Rugby Championship

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Siya Kolisi retains the captaincy, three star forwards return after injuries and three uncapped players are included in the South African squad for the Rugby Championship. Flanker Kolisi became the first black Test skipper of the Springboks two months ago and led them to a 2-1 home series victory over England. Although 2017 captains Warren Whiteley and Eben Etzebeth are …

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Rassie Erasmus Says ‘Terrible’ Boks Can Still Win World Cup

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Coach Rassie Erasmus says the South Africa team he called “terrible” after they lost to England this weekend can go on to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.    The Springboks crumbled 25-10 to the Red Rose in a dead-rubber final Test having already clinched the series with victories in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. England adapted much better to …

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Gatland Confident Of Bright Future As Elias’ Late Try Lifts Wales Over Springboks

Warren Gatland believes his young players showed Welsh rugby has a bright future after they held on to secure a dramatic 22-20 victory over South Africa at Washington’s RFK Stadium on Saturday. The game in the American capital had its critics, with both sides fielding inexperienced line-ups ahead of their Test series with Argentina and England respectively. Gatland had hit …

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Seven Uncapped Players In Springboks Team To Take On Wales

Rassie Erasmus has named his first matchday 23 as Springboks Director Of Rugby for this weekend’s clash with Wales which is taking place in Washington D.C.  Travis Ismaiel, Makazole Mapimpi, Andre Esterhuizen, Ivan van Zyl, Kwagga Smith, Jason Jenkins and Ox Nche will all be receiving their first caps as they are named in the starting XV. The side will be …

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“I Was Very P*ssed Off” – Conor Murray On Erasmus And Nienaber Munster Departure

Another season has ended for Munster without silverware but there is definitely cause for optimism for the 2018/19 season.  A full pre-season for Johann van Graan and JP Ferreria should hopefully see improvements on the pitch while they will also welcome back players such as Jaco Taute, Chris Farrell, Chris Cloete, Tommy O’Donnell and Tyler Bleyendaal whose absence was definitely …

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Rassie Erasmus Confirmed Today As Springboks Head Coach

Rassie Erasmus has finally been confirmed as the new head coach of the Springboks, taking over from Allister Coetzee who had a disappointing tenure in charge of the national side. Erasmus and defensive guru, Jacques Nienaber, left Munster in November to take up new roles within the South African rugby union. Erasmus was appointed Springbok Director of Rugby before Christmas …

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