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Opinion: Cobus Reinach key to unlocking Twickenham
South African writer Jon Cardinelli feels Cobus Reinach should start at scrum-half for the Springboks in Saturday's Test against England.The Boks have achieved a great deal on this tour to the United Kingdom. The recent wins against Wales and Scotland have provided the players with confidence and momentum ahead of their biggest clash against the English.
In news that is unlikely to see World Rugby jumping for joy, Rassie Erasmus has hinted that he will be releasing another video soon, giving a new side to the story about his now-infamous post-Test video rant at referee Nic Berry.
Erasmus, who has already been somewhat disrespectful withmaking light of his punishment and supporting Australia coach Dave Rennie following the latter’s post-match criticism of refereeing, has revealed he is to be in a documentary made by South African sports broadcaster SuperSport.
‘So excited!! part of a documentary that we’re working on (I do have some time at hand) with Supersport I’ll be able to share my side of the story !! Thank you @SuperSportTV’ he tweeted.
Rugby-Erasmus to appeal two-month ban for video critique of match officials
Rugby-Erasmus to appeal two-month ban for video critique of match officialsErasmus, who coached the Springboks to the 2019 Rugby World Cup title, has been suspended from all matchday activities for two months with immediate effect until Sept. 30, 2022, while South Africa Rugby have been fined 20,000 pounds ($26,976), World Rugby said on Wednesday.
World Rugby are said to be monitoring the situation and would be likely to instigate further disciplinary action should Erasmus undermine the disciplinary procedure and/or its outcome.
Erasmus wasfor 10 months, and any involvement in the sport for two, for his hour-long video after the first Test against the British and Irish Lions in which he publicly slammed refereeing decisions and accused Berry of disrespect to his players.
Last week he withdrew from formal appeals against the verdict, although making a TV documentary is probably not the wisest alternative.
Dave Rennie apologises for rant, gets written warning .
Rugby Australia and Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie have been given a written warning by World Rugby following comments he made last week.Rennie gave a heated reaction following the game that Wales centre Nick Tompkins’ second-half score at the Principality Stadium had been allowed to stand.