Former Springbok captain Bob Skinstad believes that while Rassie Erasmus’ controversial video was a risky move, South Africa’s director of rugby ‘has got a point’ regarding officiating inconsistencies.
Former Ireland international CJ Stander has opened up about the infamous fire pit accident involving Munster teammates Damian de Allende and RG Snyman prior to the British & Irish Lions series.
South Africa’s most capped skipper John Smit has highlighted the potential pitfalls of Erasmus’ video while conceding that both team’s coaching staff have fallen foul of influencing match officials in both Test match weeks.
Rassie Erasmus released a video about the back and forth battle between him and Warren Gatland, the match officials, and goes through some clips where the Springboks were on the wrong the end of refereeing decisions.
Rassie Erasmus says he would be willing to step away from SA Rugby’s management team for the final two Tests of the British & Irish Lions series if it would result in fairness and clarity from World Rugby over officiating questions.
In an hour-long video, Rassie Erasmus has highlighted a host of officiating discrepancies in detail, including instances where he feels officials showed the South Africans a lack of respect.
Jonathan Mokuena picks out a few moments at scrum and maul time where he believes the British & Irish Lions engaged in illegal tactics in the first Test against the Springboks.
Swys de Bruin has questioned whether the Springboks’ kicking game off Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard is something they should persist with for the second Test against the British & Irish Lions.
With just a couple days to go until the Boks face off against the British & Irish Lions again, look back at highlights from the iconic second Test in 2009.
Squidge Rugby looks at how the British & Irish Lions came from behind to win the first Test of the series and what the Springboks will be taking into Test two.