Rassie Erasmus has tactfully responded to World Rugby’s confirmation of the date for his independent disciplinary hearing.
World Rugby formally charged Erasmus and SA Rugby after the director of rugby produced a video in which he criticised match officials during the recent British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa.
In the video, Erasmus highlighted a host of officiating discrepancies in the first Test of the series which was handled by Australian referee Nic Berry.
World Rugby has since been dragging its feet in setting a convenient date, but on Thursday it was confirmed that the Erasmus and SA Rugby misconduct hearing will take place over the weekend of 30-31 October.
Independent judicial panel chairman Christopher Quinlan QC will chair the panel alongside Nigel Hampton QC (New Zealand) and Judge Mike Mika (New Zealand).
Erasmus, who has been vocal on social media about the whole saga, took to Twitter to respond in an upbeat manner following the announcement of his hearing date and revelation of the panel which will decide his fate:
So lekka !! This is what we all deserve, players ,coaches , supporters and referees: just to get an opportunity to tell the truth without an option of hiding anything!! Thats all!! Then anyone can make and informed decision on facts !! The way it should be!!
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) October 7, 2021
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