Rassie in line for Bok World cup job

Rassie Erasmus is being lined up to join Jake White’s Springbok coaching staff as a technical advisor ahead of the World Cup later in the year.

Manager of South African National Teams, Andy Marinos, confirmed that they were interested in harnessing the skills of Rassie Erasmus as a “consultant” to the Springbok effort this year.

Speaking to the website, Marinos described Erasmus as a coach with an “extra edge”.

“What he would bring to the cause are his special skills in game and opposition analysis, as well as his youthful and enthusiastic which is something different which could add value to the Springboks.

“We see him in a consultatory role, especially ahead of the World Cup this year.”

Marinos cautioned however that the broaching of any formal agreement was still a long way off.

“We are still in an exploratory stage, and are currently talking with the Free State Rugby Union and Harold Verster – obviously Rassie’s first committment lies with the Super 14 campaign of the Cheetahs and then after that, the Currie Cup.”

Marinos did say that if all goes to plan, Erasmus could be on board as early as the first Springbok training camp of the year, as it is during the provincial rest period ahead of the Currie Cup.


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