Rassie Erasmus trolls Koroibete in leaked Springboks training video
By Rugby Onslaught

Rassie Erasmus trolls Koroibete in leaked Springboks training video

Rassie Erasmus and a video camera are a lethal combination, as the South Africa director of rugby has been at it again this week after his side’s loss to Australia in Adelaide last weekend.

A video has surfaced this week of the World Cup winning coach at a Springboks training session, where he is practicing covering tackles with the Boks’ right winger this weekend, Canan Moodie. This is a not-so-subtle dig at Moodie’s opposite man this weekend, Marika Koroibete, who got away with a tackle on Makazole Mapimpi that seemingly every person in South Africa believed was illegal last weekend (and plenty of people outside of South Africa as well, to be fair). Koroibete has been accused of not wrapping his arm in the tackle, which is what Rassie was working on in this video with Moodie.

To anyone who thinks that this nothing more than a training drill that has been caught on camera, this is Rassie Erasmus we are talking about- he knows what he’s doing. Not only has he done this before with a similar video back in 2018 after Owen Farrell got away with a dubious tackle on Andre Esterhuizen, but there is actually a moment in this latest video where Rassie is caught looking at the camera. This is just poking fun at Koroibete by showing what proper tackling technique is.

This is the latest cunning move in the career of Erasmus. He may be banned during matchdays currently after his infamous video last year, but that’s not stopping him.

Take a look at the video:

Moodie is set to make his Springboks debut this Saturday in Sydney, in what is a much changed side from the one that lost last weekend.

Springbok team to face Australia in Sydney:
15 – Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz) – 76 caps, 65 pts (13t)
14 – Canan Moodie (Vodacom Bulls) – uncapped
13 – Jesse Kriel (Canon Eagles) – 53 caps, 60 pts (12t)
12 – Damian de Allende (Wild Knights) – 63 caps, 35 pts (7t)
11 – Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks) – 30 caps, 105 pts (21t)
10 – Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers) – 21 caps, 12 pts (1t, 2c, 1p)
9 – Jaden Hendrikse (Cell C Sharks) – 7 caps, 5 pts (1t)
8 – Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers) – 15 caps, 0 pts
7 – Franco Mostert (Honda Heat) – 56 caps, 5pts (1t)
6 – Siya Kolisi (captain, Cell C Sharks) – 68 caps, 35 pts (7t)
5 – Lood de Jager (Wild Knights) – 61 caps, 25 pts (5t)
4 – Eben Etzebeth (Cell C Sharks) – 103 caps, 15 pts (3t)
3 – Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers) – 51 caps, 5 pts (1t)
2 – Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears) – 52 caps, 55 pts (11t)
1 – Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers) – 64 caps, 5 pts (1t)

16 – Deon Fourie (DHL Stormers) – 1 cap, 0pts
17 – Ox Nche (Cell C Sharks) – 12 caps, 0pts
18 – Trevor Nyakane (Racing 92) – 57 caps, 5pts (1t)
19 – Kwagga Smith (Shizuoka Blue Revs) – 24 caps, 15 pts (3t)
20 – Duane Vermeulen (Ulster) – 63 caps, 15 pts (3t)
21 – Cobus Reinach (Montpellier) – 21 caps, 40pts (8t)
22 – Frans Steyn (Toyota Cheetahs) – 75 caps, 150 pts (11t, 7c, 24p, 3d)
23 – Warrick Gelant (Racing 92) – 11 caps, 15 pts (3t)

This was the video back in 2018: