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Bok coach Nienaber unpacks life with out banned Rassie: ‘We did that for a 12 months’

Rassie Erasmus. (Photograph by Clement Mahoudeau/Gallo Photographs)

  • Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber defined Rassie Erasmus’s function throughout the Bok camp whereas he is banned from match-day duties.
  • Erasmus was banned by World Rugby final week Thursday for his tweets that highlighted officiating inconsistencies within the Boks’ defeats in opposition to Eire and France.
  • Nienaber mentioned he is been pleased with the group’s progress, however feels they want a bit extra consistency.

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Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber mentioned SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus’ match-day roles and tasks have been devolved to the remainder of the teaching group since his two-match ban final week.

Erasmus, who coached the Boks to the 2019 Rugby World Cup title, had the guide thrown at him by World Rugby for his tweets that highlighted officiating inconsistencies of their two tour losses to Eire in Dublin on 5 November and France every week later in Marseille.

Erasmus stays with the Boks and attended Monday’s coaching session on the Lensbury Resort in Teddington forward of their Check in opposition to England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Erasmus has been banned from media and match-day duties for the upcoming Check and missed final week’s Check in opposition to Italy in Genoa.

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Nienaber mentioned they’d lengthy adjusted to doing issues with out Erasmus at coaching, one thing they tailored to when Erasmus was first suspended for the leaked Nic Berry video stemming from his officiating final 12 months’s first British & Irish Lions Check.

“Through the week, it is as per regular and he might be with us,” Nienaber mentioned.

“The roles and tasks that he fulfilled on match-day have been absorbed inside us within the teaching workers.

“We did that for a 12 months.”

Springbok group:

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Marco van Staden, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Canan Moodie

The Springboks go into Saturday’s Check on the again of a complete 63-21 hammering of Italy in Genoa final week.

The Springboks will go into their forty fifth encounter in opposition to England in an area the place they’re nonetheless including and eradicating from their rugby equation, but in addition have much more readability with how they wish to method the sport.

Nienaber mentioned the expansion of their group was welcome, however they should add consistency to their bow.

The Boks have solely received three consecutive Exams as soon as this 12 months and misplaced two consecutive video games twice.

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“There’s in all probability just a little little bit of progress that should happen in every part,” Nienaber mentioned.

“We’re constructing properly, however we want consistency and that is in all probability the largest factor we have to develop.

“We should be extra constant.”

Saturday’s Check kicks off at 19:30 (SA time). 

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