South African Rugby Union

Rassie Erasmus on the incoming van Graan – “I foresee him being in charge for the Zebre game”

By Luke Liddy / October 24, 2017 /

Incoming Director of Rugby Johann van Graan watched on from the stands at Thomond Park for Munster’s gutsy 14-7 Champions Cup victory over Racing 92. Although it is not yet confirmed when the South African coach will officially take the reins in Munster departing Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has mentioned the provinces Pro 14…

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WATCH: Springboks Coach Allister Coetzee’s thorny response to Van Graan question

By Raffaele Rocca / October 1, 2017 /

In the wake of their 27-27 draw with the Australians in Bloemfontein, Springboks coach Allister Coetzee was asked about recent speculation that his assistant Johan van Graan was the latest in a line of South Africans rumoured to be the next Munster coach. His reaction was frosty to say the least as Coetzee was unhappy…

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John Robbie on why South African rugby wanted Rassie Erasmus back

By Raffaele Rocca / July 28, 2017 /

John Robbie explains why South African Rugby brought Rassie Erasmus back into the fold. It was confirmed some time back that Rassie Erasmus will take up the director of rugby role with South Africa after after a successful 2016/17 campaign with Munster. It was a season that began in tragic circumstances following the death of…

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Rassie Erasmus activated his release clause in the Spring

By Diarmaid Scannell / July 20, 2017 /

Rassie Erasmus informed the IRFU of his intentions to leave the province last Spring. Writing in the Irish Times yesterday, John O’Sullivan claims months before official confirmation of his departure that Munster director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus activated a clause in his contract allowing him to return home and take up a director of rugby…

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