Rassie’s six-year contract looks like good business
Undefeated this year and the Rugby Championship title banked, Boks go to the World Cup among the favourites
Seventeen months ago there was much grumbling that SA Rugby had offered Rassie Erasmus a six-year contract to be director of rugby.
Much of the outrage stemmed from the implication that it was also a six-year contract to coach the Springboks.
Although SA Rugby tried to clarify that the contract was not simply about leading the country’s flagship team, but about building a strong base right through the game, the reality was that Erasmus had been granted more latitude than any predecessor in the top job...