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Rassie Erasmus releases explosive hour-long criticism of refereeing
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Rassie Erasmus releases explosive hour-long criticism of refereeing

Jul 29th 2021, 11:55 AM 18,857 Views 17 Comments

The SA Rugby director of rugby has picked apart Nic Berry’s performance in the first Test.

'It looked reckless' - Lions boss Gatland questions De Klerk's tackle
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# High Tackle

'It looked reckless' - Lions boss Gatland questions De Klerk's tackle

Jul 15th 2021, 12:35 PM 9,166 Views 5 Comments

The Lions boss felt there was head contact in the hit.

As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final From The42
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As it happened: Wales v South Africa, Rugby World Cup semi-final

'I know the Irish so well. I'll be nervous if we play them' - Erasmus
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'I know the Irish so well. I'll be nervous if we play them' - Erasmus

Oct 8th 2019, 5:23 PM 13,605 Views 20 Comments

Having watched his Springboks side make light work of Canada in Kobe, the South Africa coach was quizzed on his preferred quarter-final opponents.

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'
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'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'

Sep 21st 2019, 2:18 PM 12,292 Views 24 Comments

There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Drama in Paris as Springboks score 85th minute try to take victory
# The Rassie-lution
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# The Rassie-lution

Drama in Paris as Springboks score 85th minute try to take victory

Nov 10th 2018, 10:16 PM 15,043 Views 8 Comments

Hooker Mbongeni Mbonami scored at the death to cap an enthralling closing act.

Cheika keeps faith in Beale as Hooper returns to face 'Boks
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# Green And Gold

Cheika keeps faith in Beale as Hooper returns to face 'Boks

Sep 27th 2018, 5:27 PM 4,957 Views 2 Comments

Rassie Erasmus has also tweaked his team after beating New Zealand last time out.

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career
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Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career

Sep 15th 2018, 1:42 PM 13,228 Views 15 Comments

What a moment for the former Munster director of rugby.

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk
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Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk

Sep 2nd 2018, 2:29 PM 12,900 Views 13 Comments

The 45-year-old says he will not be leaving his role as South Africa head coach to take over the Bulls.

Rassie's South Africa storm back from 24-3 down to extend English losing streak
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# Boks Are Back

Rassie's South Africa storm back from 24-3 down to extend English losing streak

Jun 9th 2018, 6:18 PM 16,029 Views 24 Comments

It was a 10-try thriller in Ellis Park.

Rassie Erasmus names first black captain of the Springboks
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# Groundbreaker

Rassie Erasmus names first black captain of the Springboks

May 29th 2018, 9:30 PM 33,341 Views 23 Comments

However, the Springbok coach admits: ‘we are trying to fix all the wrong things that we did in the past’.

Erasmus and Nienaber officially bid farewell to Munster
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# And They're Off

Erasmus and Nienaber officially bid farewell to Munster

Updated Nov 13th 2017, 8:33 PM 10,669 Views 10 Comments

Johann van Graan will take over as head coach in the southern province next week.

Munster aiming to finish Erasmus reign on a high, says Jean Kleyn
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# Mean Jean

Munster aiming to finish Erasmus reign on a high, says Jean Kleyn

Nov 1st 2017, 7:30 AM 6,244 Views 22 Comments

Munster face the Dragons in Cork on Friday.

'It's nobody’s fault': Rassie sees no sign of bitterness from Zebo after Ireland omission
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# Inter-pro

'It's nobody’s fault': Rassie sees no sign of bitterness from Zebo after Ireland omission

Oct 27th 2017, 10:52 PM 9,122 Views 20 Comments

‘I don’t think there are any hard feelings, I think Zeebs is pretty level-headed about it.’

'I'm going to miss it a lot': Van Graan arrival draws exit closer for Erasmus
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# Handover

'I'm going to miss it a lot': Van Graan arrival draws exit closer for Erasmus

Oct 23rd 2017, 8:10 AM 18,691 Views 1 Comment

The South African cut an emotional figure when asked about what he would miss about Munster.

Rassie: Master of all trades Van Graan well used to pressure situations
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# Johann Of All Trades

Rassie: Master of all trades Van Graan well used to pressure situations

Oct 16th 2017, 1:31 AM 4,628 Views 5 Comments

The outgoing Munster boss believes his replacement has the work ethic to make up for any lack of experience.

Erasmus asked South Africa not to involve him in Van Graan tug-of-war
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# Munster

Erasmus asked South Africa not to involve him in Van Graan tug-of-war

Oct 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 7,481 Views 12 Comments

The South African insists he is not in a conflicted position as Munster move to take the Springboks’ highly-regarded forwards coach.

'New Zealand did everything they possibly could to get Joe Schmidt back'
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# Home Comforts

'New Zealand did everything they possibly could to get Joe Schmidt back'

Sep 27th 2017, 9:00 AM 30,354 Views 24 Comments

David Nucifora says ‘there was a lot of pressure’ from New Zealand in an effort to tempt Ireland’s head coach away last year.

Nucifora and Munster hoping to name Rassie replacement 'in the coming weeks'
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# Final Interview

Nucifora and Munster hoping to name Rassie replacement 'in the coming weeks'

Sep 26th 2017, 3:11 PM 7,727 Views 13 Comments

The IRFU performance director sounds like he has found his candidate.

Disastrous night for 14-man Munster as Warriors run riot in bonus-point win
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# Tough Trip

Disastrous night for 14-man Munster as Warriors run riot in bonus-point win

Sep 22nd 2017, 9:50 PM 17,692 Views 36 Comments

The home side dominated from the off and put up a big win in Glasgow.

Freedom breeding confidence for Munster's Sweetnam
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# Try And Try Again

Freedom breeding confidence for Munster's Sweetnam

Sep 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,677 Views 12 Comments

The wing is looking sharp again after making giant leaps forward last term.

Rassie: Felix Jones has already taken over a lot of my coaching duties
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# Succession

Rassie: Felix Jones has already taken over a lot of my coaching duties

Aug 24th 2017, 1:00 AM 8,268 Views 20 Comments

‘This is the easy part,’ says CJ Stander, representing a squad who truly know what it means to lose a coach and a mentor.

'There must be some supporters that really don’t like me now'
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'There must be some supporters that really don’t like me now'

Aug 23rd 2017, 11:57 AM 26,747 Views 21 Comments

Rassie Erasmus has spoken about his departure from Munster at this morning’s Pro14 launch in Dublin.

Munster confirm that Rassie and Nienaber will leave the province in December
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# Short And Sweet

Munster confirm that Rassie and Nienaber will leave the province in December

Jun 30th 2017, 10:39 AM 36,531 Views 91 Comments

The SARU have been keeping a close eye on Erasmus’ successful season in Ireland.

Springboks close in on series sweep against France to ease pressure on under-fire coaches
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# Coetzee Armour

Springboks close in on series sweep against France to ease pressure on under-fire coaches

Jun 23rd 2017, 4:42 PM 5,918 Views 4 Comments

Allister Coetzee’s nightmare first year in charge prompted the SARU’s interest in Rassie Erasmus.

Munster players more than ready to 'evolve' as attacking flair triumphs in Pro12 again
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Munster players more than ready to 'evolve' as attacking flair triumphs in Pro12 again

May 29th 2017, 9:50 AM 7,209 Views 1 Comment

Simon Zebo wants a change of mind-set in the way his side attack after seeing Scarlets have ‘the balls’ to run from deep.

'We were a write-off when we started' - Erasmus remains proud of Munster
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'We were a write-off when we started' - Erasmus remains proud of Munster

May 29th 2017, 8:04 AM 14,907 Views 4 Comments

The Munster director of rugby is looking at the positives after a whirlwind season.

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final From The42
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As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push
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# Red Alert

'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push

May 22nd 2017, 1:57 PM 3,725 Views 2 Comments

The South African has no new injury concerns as he looks forward to a return to the Aviva Stadium to face Scarlets.

Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season
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Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season

May 20th 2017, 6:25 AM 8,079 Views 2 Comments

The South African director of rugby has pushed his team to excel in impossible circumstances since Anthony Foley’s death.

'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table
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'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table

May 6th 2017, 9:07 PM 9,195 Views 3 Comments

The South African was also happy to see Conor Murray in ‘solid’ form on his return from injury.

Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster
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# Team-sheets

Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster

May 5th 2017, 12:11 PM 7,140 Views 6 Comments

It’s the last round of the regular season tomorrow, but both teams have big matches to look forward to on 20 May.

'We want silverware so badly': Munster determined to take Pro12 honours
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'We want silverware so badly': Munster determined to take Pro12 honours

Apr 24th 2017, 6:14 AM 5,933 Views 15 Comments

‘We have to be harsh on ourselves today and say they were the better team and we’ve got to go again.’

'It's hugely reassuring that Rassie's staying' -- Scannell
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# Continuity

'It's hugely reassuring that Rassie's staying' -- Scannell

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:25 PM 25,215 Views 19 Comments

Munster’s director of rugby has told his players that he is staying despite interest back home.

Deysel injection for Munster, but Murray still missing for Glasgow clash
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Deysel injection for Munster, but Murray still missing for Glasgow clash

Apr 7th 2017, 12:20 PM 11,633 Views 20 Comments

The Springbok will start in the back row of a much-changed Munster line-up.

'I didn't want to be guided by other people's perceptions' - Munster's Erasmus
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'I didn't want to be guided by other people's perceptions' - Munster's Erasmus

Mar 28th 2017, 7:12 PM 11,003 Views 11 Comments

The Munster director of rugby is facing into his first European knock-out clash this weekend.

'I am definitely not in the mix': Rassie commits to Munster despite Springbok struggles
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'I am definitely not in the mix': Rassie commits to Munster despite Springbok struggles

Feb 7th 2017, 1:47 AM 6,081 Views 8 Comments

The pressure is on Allister Coetzee after a disastrous 2016, but the Munster boss says he is staying put.

Rassie and Munster top of the table, but far from happy
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Rassie and Munster top of the table, but far from happy

Feb 4th 2017, 11:23 AM 7,104 Views 6 Comments

‘We got lucky at the end,’ said the South African after another hard grind.

'It was a good grind': Rassie satisfied with 2nd seed and Munster's steep upward curve
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'It was a good grind': Rassie satisfied with 2nd seed and Munster's steep upward curve

Jan 22nd 2017, 12:51 PM 7,694 Views 12 Comments

The South African’s team continue to show a hunger to work their way through problematic matches.

Racing deliver a stern test, but Munster grind their way to home quarter-final
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Racing deliver a stern test, but Munster grind their way to home quarter-final

Jan 21st 2017, 7:28 PM 29,039 Views 61 Comments

Ian Keatley’s late try ensured Munster are second only to Clermont after the Champions Cup pool stage.

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