Rassie’s All Blacks gamble can pay off big time, but the risks ...

Sport

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

Journalist

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...

This article is reserved for registered Times Select readers.
Simply register at no cost to proceed. If you've already registered, sign in below.

Times Select

Already registered on TimesLIVE, BusinessLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.