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RWC19: Why Erasmus was always SA Rugby’s first-choice man for the Boks

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His coaching history tells us one thing – He has never stepped into a plumb position with a golden spoon.


02 Nov 2020
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RWC19: Why Erasmus was always SA Rugby’s first-choice man for the Boks

SA Rugby's Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, has lauded the country's top players for keeping the game going in tough conditions. Picture: Getty Images

Putting a finger on the single biggest reasons why the Springboks captured the biggest prize in world rugby in Yokohama, Japan, on this day a year ago, always triggers a lively debate. The shrewd, meticulous tactician Rassie Erasmus was initially engaged as the first director of rugby at the beginning of 2018, but the REAL pathway to a third World Cup triumph was paved thanks to a masterstroke by the game’s often-maligned national umbrella body. When Allister Coetzee was sacked in March 2018, the SA Rugby brains trust, conceded to allow Erasmus to coach the Springboks without having to step...

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