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Rassie Erasmus will return as South Africa’s head coach ‘for the foreseeable future’… with Jacques Nienaber heading for Leinster after the Springboks’ World Cup glory in France


  • Jacques Nienaber is becoming a member of Leinster after taking South Africa to World Cup glory
  • Rassie Erasmus was head coach when the Springboks gained it again in 2019
  • Even after changing into director of rugby, his affect has remained on the workforce 

Rassie Erasmus is returning as head coach of South Africa, he confirmed to native media on Sunday, returning to the function he held when the aspect gained the World Cup in 2019 for the foreseeable future.

Jacques Nienaber guided the Springboks to their second successive World Cup triumph final month however had introduced again in April that he can be taking a brand new function at Irish aspect Leinster after the match in France.

Assistant coach Felix Jones, in the meantime, can be becoming a member of Steve Borthwick‘s England.

After lifting the World Cup as coach 4 years in the past, Erasmus took the reins as South Africa’s director of rugby. He now returns to assist put together them for the 2027 World Cup as they eye a three-peat.

His affect, nonetheless, was by no means removed from the workforce because the Springboks claimed a file fourth World Cup title, clinched with a 12-11 victory over New Zealand in final month’s remaining.

Rassie Erasmus (right) is returning as South Africa's head coach, with Jacques Nienaber (left) joining Leinster after guiding the Springboks to World Cup glory last month in France

Rassie Erasmus (proper) is returning as South Africa’s head coach, with Jacques Nienaber (left) becoming a member of Leinster after guiding the Springboks to World Cup glory final month in France

Erasmus, who won the World Cup in 2019 before becoming South Africa's director of rugby Rassie, was banned by World Rugby in 2021 after he launched into an hour-long rant at the organisation and their referees as he dissected their first Test loss to the British and Irish Lions

Erasmus, who gained the World Cup in 2019 earlier than changing into South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie, was banned by World Rugby in 2021 after he launched into an hour-long rant on the organisation and their referees as he dissected their first Check loss to the British and Irish Lions

South African newspaper Rapport stated Erasmus has confirmed he’ll take over Nienaber’s duties with a view to difficult for an unprecedented third consecutive World Cup triumph in 2027.

Erasmus is revered in South Africa for his innovation, tactical acumen and talent to get the most effective out of the gamers at his disposal, however he has additionally courted controversy at instances.

His video critique of Australian referee Nic Berry after dropping the primary take a look at within the 2021 sequence towards the British & Irish Lions earned him a prolonged match-day ban from World Rugby.

Erasmus has additionally come beneath hearth for social media posts criticising opponents.

What isn’t in query, nonetheless, is his means to galvanise the Springboks on and off the pitch when it issues most.

Erasmus responded to an anonymous account who had outlined 'questionable calls' in South Africa's 22-17 loss to the Lions in the first Test

Erasmus responded to an nameless account who had outlined ‘questionable calls’ in South Africa’s 22-17 loss to the Lions within the first Check

‘The place Rassie is excellent is taking a look at the reason for the issue and saying, ‘that is what we have to repair’,’ former assistant coach Matt Proudfoot advised Sport24.

‘He’s pushed by that course of; he by no means sleeps in search of that benefit. 

‘Rassie has a novel means to see what’s on the core of the matter, what’s the one factor that’s going to make a distinction.’

Assistant coaches Mzwandile Stick and Deon Davids, in addition to scrum coach Daan Human, are anticipated to stay of their roles together with head of athletic efficiency Andy Edwards.

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