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Erasmus To Step Down From Head Coach Role Following World Cup

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Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that he will step down from his role as South Africa head coach following the World Cup final on Saturday. However, the 47-year-old will remain as the country’s Director of Rugby with current defence coach Jacques Nienaber likely to take over as head coach. It was thought that Erasmus would stay in the role for the …

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“It’s Pretty Obvious” – Hansen Accuses Springboks Of Pressurising Referee

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New Zealand head coach Steven Hansen has accused his South African counterpart Rassie Erasmus of trying to influence referee Jerome Garces ahead of their titanic World Cup battle this weekend.  During a press conference on Wednesday, Erasmus commented that the era in which the All-Blacks benefit from marginal calls because they are the best in the world has ended. The …

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Erasmus Confirms Role For Felix Jones In Springboks Setup

Felix Jones

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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