Don’t change a thing, Rassie, even if it’s just for kicks

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Don’t change a thing, Rassie, even if it’s just for kicks

FREE TO READ | He’s been around long enough to know that what’s worked so far could get them a final win

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This is not the time to blink for coach Rassie Erasmus. He, in a very short space of time, has coached the Springboks to the brink of rugby’s greatest prize. To challenge his own convictions in the buildup to this weekend’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) final would be hara-kiri.

He’s been around long enough to know that what got his team this far will likely also get them to their ultimate goal.

In the aftermath of the Springboks’ semifinal win, Wales coach Warren Gatland was asked if he thought the Boks stood a chance against England. He answered in the affirmative but added the Boks would have to be more expansive if they are going to challenge England. The problem is, the Boks have a simple method and they fastidiously stick to it...

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