Jacques Nienaber was named as the new head coach of World Cup winners the Springboks on Friday, but director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will still have a “hands-on” role, including sitting in the coaches’ box on match day.
Pieter-Steph du Toit has capped off a phenomenal 2019 season by being named the SA Rugby Player of the Year, adding to the World Rugby Player of the Year accolade he’s already won.
Former Springboks, Sharks and Cheetahs and now Emirates Lions prop forward Jannie du Plessis says he is relishing the prospect of being back home in South Africa and doing what he loves the most, playing rugby.
Outgoing Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says that winning the Rugby World Cup softens the blow of having to step down from his role. The 47-year-old is set to move back to his full-time job of Director of Rugby, having been standing in over the past two years as coach of the team.
Springbok fans from different races celebrated side by side at the OR Tambo International Airport when the 2019 Rugby World Champions returned home with the Webb Ellis trophy on Tuesday night.