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.
Danny Cipriani’s three years in the England wilderness came to an end when he was recalled by coach Eddie Jones on Thursday for next month’s tour of South Africa.
Rassie Erasmus was confirmed as the new head coach of South Africa on Thursday on an unusually long six-year contract, with the former Springboks loose forward given the chance to lead the team through the next two Rugby World Cups in 2019 and 2023.
SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Eramus, is well on his way to lead the Springboks.
Just hours before Allister Coetzee and SA Rugby officially parted ways, Rassie Erasmus said South African rugby has enough quality players for the Boks