Rassie Erasmus is next Bok coach

I am unable to reveal my sources, but suffice to say that I have it via two independent and previously reputable authorities that Rassie Erasmus will be officially unveiled as the new Springbok coach in the near future.

It seems that the former Cheetahs, Golden Lions and Springbok player will be taking over from Peter de Villiers when his contract ends at the end of the year. He has been working as the senior professional coach at Western Province and the Stormers and was the Boks technical advisor at the recent 2011 Rugby World Cup.

This post will either be trumpeted loudly upon his appointment or will mysteriously disappear should anyone else get the job.

You heard it here first. Again.

  • Gary

    Won’t be the worst news ever if he is unveiled as the new coach. It’s no coincidence that the Boks started playing rugby when he showed up to “assist” PDivvy. At least he’s been there, and knows the pressures the players are under.

  • Gary > Obviously by “if”, you mean “when”, but otherwise, absolutely.

  • Gary

    6k, this is South African sport. Just because something is true today, doesn’t mean there won’t be a complete u-turn in 2 days time and some left-field option taken which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to anyone with even 1 brain cell.

    So until there is a signed, publicly acknowledged by everyone who really counts, contract in place, I’m sticking to “if”.

    But I did hear it here first.