‘Rassie Erasmus is a lunatic’

The Springboks’ director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, has been labelled a calculated lunatic on an official World Rugby podcast.

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Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus has thrown shade at some of is biggest critics.
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Although he may not be to everyone’s taste, there’s no doubting that Rassie Erasmus was the driving force behind the Springboks’ consecutive Rugby World Cup victories.

Although the South African public views Rassie Erasmus as a controversial character in rugby, the man who led the Springboks to two straight World Cup victories is seen as a hero.

A couple of days after the Springboks’ epic 12-11 victory over the All Blacks in the final, Rassie Erasmus was the topic of discussion on the official Rugby World Cup podcast.

Former Springbok Jean de Villiers and former All Black Conrad Smith appeared as special guests on the podcast and the former South African Test captain had this to say about Rassie Erasmus.

“He is a lunatic. How can you go into a World Cup final and not have a scrumhalf or a flyhalf reserve on the bench; go seven-one,” De Villiers said. “Who in this world is ballsy enough to do that?”

“I’ve know Rassie Erasmus for quite a while, he coached us at the Stormers and Jacques Nienaber same thing. And the work they put, the decisions that they eventually make, to us it seems ludicrous, but for them it’s very calculated.”


‘Not Rassie, ME’ — Mbaks takes credit for Kolisi’s captaincy, Springboks’ success

Fikile Mbalula believes he is the reason why Siya Kolisi was appointed as Springboks captain under Rassie Erasmus’ reign as head coach.

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Fikile Mbalula during his tenure as Minister of Sport, pictured with the Springboks. Picture: SA Rugby online.

Social media users have taken issue with Fikile Mbalula’s statement that Siya Kolisi’s appointment as Springbok captain was ultimately a result of his work as Sports Minister.

Siya Kolisi, the Springboks’ captain, recently guided the team to consecutive Rugby World Cup victories. He is only the second player to accomplish this feat, behind the legendary Richie McCaw, and the Boks are only the second team to retain the Webb Ellis Cup, following the All Blacks in 2015.

Kolisi was selected as Springboks captain in 2018 by then head coach Rassie Erasmus, who serves as director of rugby these days.

Over the last couple of days, many social media users have credited Rassie Erasmus his exceptional dedication and commitment to transformation with the Springbok team.

But on Wednesday, Mbalula took exception to one such viewpoint and openly challenged contradicted it.

Rugby fans are aware of the difficulties black players encountered due to their designation as “Qouta players.” However, Rassie Erasmus’s arrival ensured that selection is based on merit alone, regardless of skin color. He is deserving of all the praise, tweeted X using the handle @Tabile_Zukile.

“I eliminated quotas because they were counterproductive, not Rassie. We firmly established the Transformation Charter, which is why Siya is the captain. However, I recognize your point and concur wholeheartedly with your statement regarding Rassie.



Social media users were quick to shut him down and shut him up for his hot take.

One said: “I think this is an even better example of that ‘There are two kinds of leaders’ meme. Claiming credit where none is due. Rassie on the other hand, takes no credit. Doesn’t lift the trophy.

Whispers softly. Gives credit to others.

“This bruddah is probably one of the worst people who has ever been born,” said another. SARU (South African Rugby) was in danger of going bankrupt when you were minister of sport, my dawg.

It says, ‘I made Siya Kolisi.'” The Springboks are champions again because of me. It is true that main character syndrome cannot be outgrown.

“Not this idiot attempting to take charge of the culture inside the Springboks camp. Someone else remarked, “These ANC politicians are shameless.”

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