Family “tension” is one of several reasons SA Rugby and Rassie Erasmus decided not to appeal the sanctions handed down by World Rugby’s disciplinary committee.
SA Rugby and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have officially withdrawn the appeal against the ban handed down by World Rugby and apologised to referee Nic Berry.
During a SuperSport studio chat, Nick Mallett said that World Rugby was correct to hand Rassie Erasmus a ban, but lamented the length of time the independent committee took to come to a decision.
An independent committee has found SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus guilty of misconduct towards match officials during the series between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions.
Coach Jacques Nienaber says South Africa’s lack of representation at the World Rugby awards is inconsequential for their performance against England on Saturday.
Not a single Springbok player has been included among the nominees for World Rugby’s 2021 Player of the Year award, who were announced on Monday.
Former Springbok prop Beast Mtawarira has thrown his support behind Rassie Erasmus for standing up to World Rugby and pointing out poor officiating during the B&I Lions series.
Andre Watson says it is time for World Rugby and professional referees to stop being so sensitive about criticism for poor performances.
Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby have requested that their independent misconduct hearing be made public to ensure that there is transparency in the disciplinary process.
South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has tactfully responded to World Rugby’s confirmation of the date for his independent disciplinary hearing.