April 19, 2024

“I’ve seen this movie before, and I like this movie,” says Rassie

After leading the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2019 in Japan and 2023 in France, Rassie Erasmus said he took on the Bok head coach job because would like to win an unprecedented third  Rugby World Cup in Australia in 2027.

When asked about the move back into the head coach job, Erasmus  said at a press briefing in Cape Town on Tuesday: “I’ve seen this movie before, and I like this movie.”

“The highs are flippen high, and the lows are very low.

“You just can’t take those highs away when you see people’s eyes and the gratitude, and you see the people at the airport, and you have that feeling when you’re in the changeroom.

“I’m one of those guys who says if you love something enough and can’t contribute in the way you should, you should step away.

“If I’m not good enough and the fans want me out, then it’s time to go. But at this time, I’m so in love with this country and the way we do things and the way we support the Springboks, that I can’t think of a nicer job to have, even with all the pressure.

“People will be upset at times, and I will be upset at times, but I’ve seen this movie before, and I like this movie.”

Erasmus announced  his coaching staff on Tuesday for the next four years, which includes the arrival of former All Black flyhalf Tony Brown (attack coach) and Ireland’s Jerry Flannery (defence).

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