Rassie Erasmus was confirmed as the new coach of South Africa on Thursday, replacing Allister Coetzee as the Springboks look towards being contenders for World Cup glory in Japan next year.
Erasmus has signed a five-year contract to the end of the 2023 World Cup in France and has been tasked with improving the results of the side after they slipped to sixth in the World Rugby rankings.
“I’m privileged. It’s a huge task to coach the Springboks,” Erasmus said.
I’m privileged. It’s a huge task to coach the Springboks.
The 45 year old South Africa played for the Springboks and also had a stint as Munster director of rugby before returning to South Africa in 2017.