Rassie Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus to face disciplinary hearing at end of October

World Rugby has confirmed that South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus' disciplinary hearing will take place at the end of October.
9 October 2021

South Africa could be stripped of series win against Lions as Rassie Erasmus faces disciplinary hearing - Reports

South Africa could be stripped of their series win against the British and Irish Lions according to reports.
15 August 2021

Springboks break Lions hearts with 19-16 win to secure Test series win

Morne Steyn’s late penalties meant that the Springboks have bettered the British and Irish Lions in the Test series, beating the tourists 19-16 in Cape Town Stadium.
7 August 2021

Exclusive: Nick Easter on the Springboks and Gatland’s Lions

Ahead of the third Test in South Africa, Newcastle Falcons defence coach, Nick Easter, spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about his time in South Africa, Rassie Erasmus and what he feels the Lions must do in order to win the Test series.
6 August 2021

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus faces disciplinary hearing

World Rugby has confirmed that South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus will face an independent misconduct hearing following his 62-minute video criticising the match officials during the first Test against the British and Irish Lions.
3 August 2021

Jacques Nienaber insists South Africa players were not distracted by Rassie Erasmus' video

Jacques Nienaber believes the Springboks were not distracted by the hour-long video posted by Rassie Erasmus following their win in the second Test.
1 August 2021

Warren Gatland admits next Saturday is a 'cup final' after second Test defeat

Following the British and Irish Lions’ 27-9 defeat at the hands of South Africa in Cape Town, Warren Gatland unpacked the loss, as well as an unusual build-up to the game.
31 July 2021

Springboks level Test series with dominant 27-9 win over the British and Irish Lions

After a week full of drama, the Springboks have levelled the Castle Lager Lions Series thanks to their 27-9 win over the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town, meaning it is all to play for in the third Test next weekend.
31 July 2021

World Rugby reacts to comments from Rassie Erasmus

World Rugby has been reported to have expressed disappointment over the comments from South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus.
30 July 2021

Rassie Erasmus’ remarkable hour-long video puts Lions Test officials in the spotlight

The Springboks Director of Rugby has also offered to step away from the series in an extraordinary video, which is now under review by World Rugby.
29 July 2021

‘They are going to be desperate’ – Warren Gatland and Chris Harris ahead of the second Test

Making three changes to his Lions squad for the second Test against the Springboks, Warren Gatland and Chris Harris spoke to the media.
27 July 2021

Lions ride early storm to beat the Springboks 22-17 in Cape Town

In a game of two halves, the British and Irish Lions overcame a 12-3 half-time deficit to beat the Springboks 17-22 in Cape Town.
24 July 2021

Francois Louw Exclusive: South Africa’s World Cup winner on this current crop of Springboks

Joe Harvey spoke to Francios Louw about the Springboks’ preparations, players who have shone and a tour of South Africa like no other.
22 July 2021

Gatland’s Lions looking to be ‘on the money’ in first Springboks Test

Warren Gatland has named an intriguing matchday 23 to take on the world champions on Saturday and Joe Harvey heard from the British and Irish Lions boss.
21 July 2021

Fighting talk from Warren Gatland and the Lions as Test preparations ramp up

Following his squad announcement for the Lions’ final warm-up game, Warren Gatland spoke about Rassie Erasmus and what he learnt from the South Africa ‘A’ encounter.
15 July 2021

The Lions game being played amidst a backdrop of unrest

TRU’s Joe Harvey has had a look at how Warren Gatland’s team are faring so far and why tonight’s game v South Africa 'A' could be the most important on the journey to the Test series.
14 July 2021