Rassie’s All Blacks gamble can pay off big time, but the risks are huge
It seems he's put a lot of emphasis on beating NZ, but the potential pitfalls appear to outweigh the benefits
Rassie Erasmus is nothing if not a cunning innovator, from his days of flashing lights on top of Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein to trying loose-forward Nick Koster on the wing at the Stormers.
Innovations are not always successful but they are necessary to progress, even if it means one step forward and two steps back at times.
Erasmus’s decision to send the spine of his “A” team to New Zealand 10 days before this weekend’s Rugby Championship Test in Wellington while a combined A and B team took on Australia at Ellis Park last Saturday, is paying off so far...