The South African pair began their jobs with SARU today

The South African rugby Union has today confirmed that former Munster coaching pair Rassie Erasmus and Jaques Nienaber have begun their duties with the organisation.

Both coaches arrived at SARU house today to officially begin their new roles after spending over a year with the Province.

Apart from overseeing SA Rugby’s eight national teams, Erasmus will also manage the development of players, coaches and referees.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome back Rassie and Jacques into the SA Rugby family and we know they’ll add real value to our rugby department and the development of the game in South Africa,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.

“They have more than 25 years’ worth of coaching experience between them and will be a great asset to our game here, on many different levels.”

Roux said that the pair would spend the rest of the year in planning for 2018 and would not be directly involved with any national team until the New Year.