Springboks close ranks as Rassie Erasmus saga rolls into Twickenham

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South Africa try to focus on the rugby and avoid comment on their director of rugby’s two-match ban

In dribs and drabs the Springboks file out for training. Jesse Kriel is first, Faf de Klerk one of the last and Willie le Roux, in a tracksuit and visor combo only someone playing with his current swagger could pull off, somewhere in between.

Soon the serious stuff begins and support staff can be heard asking where he is. Roughly a minute before the cameras have to be packed away he strides out, whips off his jacket, takes a tackle shield from Siya Kolisi and gets straight into the action. Welcome to the Rassie Erasmus Show.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/nov/22/erasmus-has-fostered-a-south-african-siege-mentality-with-his-outbursts under the title “Springboks close ranks as Rassie Erasmus saga rolls into Twickenham”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.