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Rassie Erasmus WILL join Springboks on end-of-year tour



Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has confirmed that SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus WILL be joining the team on their November end-of-year tour of the United Kingdom.

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After naming his 32-man squad for the tour on Tuesday, Nienaber confirmed that Erasmus will be on the flight to Europe.

“Rassie is coming along with us on tour,” Nienaber said.

“He will fulfil his normal role as he has done previously.”

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The Springboks will depart for a week-long camp in France – without their overseas-based players – this weekend and then head to Cardiff on 31 October with the full squad.

The Springbok will play three Tests to wrap up their 2021 commitments against Wales in Cardiff (6 November), Scotland in Edinburgh (13 November) and England in London (20 November).

Ahead of the first Test, Erasmus faces a World Rugby independent disciplinary hearing on the weekend of 30-31 October.

This follows after World Rugby formally charged Erasmus and SA Rugby after the former produced a sensational video in which he criticised match officials after the first Test in the recent British & Irish Lions series.

Erasmus distanced himself from the Springbok squad when he stayed at home while the national squad travelled to Australia for four Tests in the recent Rugby Championship.



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