New behind the scenes footage reveals Erasmus didn’t fear England or New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup
An extraordinary new video has been released with new behind the scenes footage of Rassie Erasmus and his World Cup winning Springbok side.
The video, released Rassies twitter account, shows the South Africa coach addressing his players in the lead up to their group game against Italy in Japan.
This really gives an incredible insight into the mindset of the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup.
Rassie starts off by saying to his team, ‘We are going to beat Canada – i mean we’re not children we can speak freely about that – but Italy is going to be a slippery game.’
The Springbok coach speaks frankly about his sides chances and says to his side that he is confident with their route going into the rest of the knockout stages.
Rassie said in the tweet ‘Probably wont believe it, but this was the most stressful week of World Cup(We lose we go home)’
Watch the incredible new footage below
Probably wont believe it, but this was the most stressful week of World Cup(We lose we go home) pic.twitter.com/8RIOMw977u
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) July 17, 2020
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