Rassie drops huge hint over South Africa’s future as Woodward feud continues
Rassie Erasmus dropped a huge hint on Monday as to where he wants South Africa’s future to lie, suggesting he wants the number one ranked team in the world to join the Six Nations.
The banned Springboks director of rugby posted a Tweet on Monday saying he liked former British & Irish Lions coach Sir Ian McGeechan, who recently said he wants the world champions to join the Northern Hemisphere tournament. Though it was not explicitly said, this suggests Erasmus is in agreement with McGeechan.
Of course, this was also another not so subtle dig at Sir Clive Woodward, as he said he likes this “SIR [McGeechan] more than the other sir,” which is obviously directed at the 2003 World Cup winning coach.
Woodward was a strong critic of the South African style of play during their series win over the Lions earlier this year, and Erasmus was not going to let him criticise his team and get away with it. The South African fired back at Woodward on a number of occasions on social media as their feud seemed to grow.
If the Springboks were to join the Six Nations, it would obviously take the rivalry between the two World Cup winning coaches to a whole new level as the Springboks would be in the spotlight in the Northern Hemisphere a lot more.
Take a look at what Erasmus wrote on Twitter:
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) December 6, 2021
South Africa finished third in this year’s Rugby Championship having lost twice to Australia and once to the All Blacks. However, they finished the campaign with a pulsating 31-29 victory over the champions New Zealand, having lost 19-17 the week before.