Will Rassie Erasmus risk a controversial end to South Africa’s 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign to give the Boks their best shot at bringing the trophy home from Japan, rugby analyst ZELIM NEL asks. It’s mission accomplished for the Bok coach after clinching a place in the semi-finals with a 26-3 win against the host nation.
Jake White seen here in his heyday as Bok coach. The former boss intends applying for the job again. FORMER World Cup-winning Springbok coach Jake White says he is preparing to apply for the job again. South Africa’s premature elimination from the World Cup on Sunday has inspired White to bid to take charge of rebuilding the national team. He made the decision after watching the most experienced side in Springbok history being bundled out of the quarter-finals by a young Wallabies outfit.
Were the choice to fall to Robbi Kempson, say, or Tank Lanning, or Sean Fitzpatrick, or any of my other mates from rugby's front row club, then Clarke Dermody would be exactly the sort of guy they'd have on the front cover of GQ.