Former Springbok captain and WP Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, has been appointed as General Manager: High Performance teams and will as such be seconded to Heyneke Meyer’s Springboks when they are in camp.
That was one of the announcements made at the SA Rugby media conference in Pretoria, where it was confirmed that the SA Rugby Union (Saru) have entered into formal negotiations with Bulls forwards coach Johann van Graan, former Springbok fullback and Blue Bulls backline coach Ricardo Loubscher, Bulls defence coach John McFarland and Bulls conditioning coach Basil Carzis.
The appointment of Erasmus and especially his involvement with the Springbok team was welcomed by Meyer.
“Rassie’s inputs to the Springboks last year were lauded by everyone I spoke to and his coaching pedigree speaks for itself, considering the vast amount of success he’s had at the Cheetahs and Western Province,” said Meyer.
“I’m excited to have him on board and I know he will add value to rugby in South Africa, which is ultimately what his job will be."