Erasmus savages former Lions boss in latest Twitter tirade
South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has launched his latest scathing attack online with former England and British & Irish Lions boss Clive Woodward in the firing line.
The World Cup winning coach, who has been in hot water in recent weeks regarding comments he has shared online, posted a screenshot of an article Woodward wrote the day after the Lions won the first Test against the Springboks this year. The headline read: “Sir Clive Woodward: Coaching confusion is playing into the Lions’ hands… the comical Rassie Erasmus needs to butt out and let Jacques Nienaber take charge is South Africa are to stand any chance of levelling the series.”
This was originally written a day after the match, so was in reference to Erasmus’ role as a water boy, but what was to happen in the days after that with the infamous hour-long video would take the entire series to another level in its peculiarity.
Erasmus commented on this headline on Twitter, writing “Must read guys!! Not sure if you can still find the link!! So much knowledge here!!! (Long ago 0-3).” Obviously the Springboks came back to win the series 2-1, and this is just another pundit in need of rebuking that the South African has ticked off his list. For good measure he also added the series result against the All Blacks in 2005 when Woodward coached the Lions.
Take a look:
Must read guys!! Not sure if you can stil find the link!! So much knowledge here !!!! (Long ago 0 – 3 ) pic.twitter.com/NZU9eEHXq7
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) September 3, 2021
Erasmus is currently in South Africa and has not joined the Springboks in Australia for the Rugby Championship due to his World Rugby hearing in relation to his conduct during the Lions tour. He obviously has a lot of time on his hands and is going after people on his naughty list.
“Rassie has decided to remain in South Africa for now to allow the focus around the team to remain on the Castle Lager Rugby Championship and the team itself so that they can perform to the best of their ability on the field,” said Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber.
“He will continue to play active role in our team and coaches meetings throughout the tour, and schedule permitting, he may join us later on.”