January 20, 2021

Springboks Coach To Step Down After Saturday’s Final

image: Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus picture: @Springboks/Twitter

Springboks coach, Rassie Erasmus has confirmed on Thursday that he will step down after Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England.

Erusmas who is also the director of rugby, has been in charge of the springboks since March 2018. However, during his appointment he did mention that he would only take the role of head coach until the end of South Africa’s World Cup run.

During the press conference, Erasmus also announced his team for Saturday’s final game in Yokohama.

“To be honest, it’s been 25 test matches, and is probably my last test – it is my last test match that I will be the head coach. For me, it’s an emotional one in the sense that I didn’t think 25 test matches will go that quickly.

“When I went to Munster, I was sort of in the mode of doing the family thing and making sure that I see my children in the last four or five years before they get out of school, and thinking more strategically in terms of how we are going to get the schoolboys when I got back to South Africa, and help the sevens and help (former South Africa coach) Allister (Coetzee).”

Here is the list of the team

South Africa:
15-Willie Le Roux,
14-Cheslin Kolbe,
13-Lukhanyo Am,
12-Damian de Allende,
11-Makazole Mapimpi,
10-Handre Pollard,
9-Faf de Klerk,
8-Duane Vermeulen,
7-Pieter-Steph Du Toit,
6-Siya Kolisi (captain),
5-Lood de Jager,
4-Eben Etzebeth,
3-Frans Malherbe,
2-Mbongeni Mbonambi,
1-Tendai Mtawarira

16-Malcolm Marx,
17-Steven Kitshoff,
18-Vincent Koch,
19-RG Snyman,
20-Franco Mostert,
21-Francois Louw,
22-Herschel Jantjies,
23-Frans Steyn.

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