Rassie Erasmus will not be judged on the Springboks’ performances at the 2019 Rugby World Cup when the SA Rugby Union determines his future in the position.
That was the startling admission from Saru president Mark Alexander this week.
Alexander told Afrikaans website Netwerk24 that Erasmus – who is the Springbok head coach and director of rugby at Saru – that the former Bok loose forward had done a “brilliant job” in his two years in charge since replacing Allister Coetzee.
The Boks have gone unbeaten in four matches this year – drawing with the All Blacks, beating Australia and recording two wins over Argentina, which saw them clinch their first Rugby Championship title in a decade.
In 2018, though, Erasmus only had a 50 percent win ratio in 14 Tests, with seven victories and seven defeats.