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# rassie - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

'I know the Irish so well. I'll be nervous if we play them' - Erasmus

Having watched his Springboks side make light work of Canada in Kobe, the South Africa coach was quizzed on his preferred quarter-final opponents.

# rassie - Saturday 21 September, 2019

'We know the Irish players really well but obviously they know us as well'

There is a strong chance that the Springboks and Ireland will meet in the World Cup quarter-finals.

# rassie - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Drama in Paris as Springboks score 85th minute try to take victory

Hooker Mbongeni Mbonami scored at the death to cap an enthralling closing act.

# rassie - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cheika keeps faith in Beale as Hooper returns to face 'Boks

Rassie Erasmus has also tweaked his team after beating New Zealand last time out.

# rassie - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career Rassie This post contains videos

Defeating the All Blacks the pinnacle of Erasmus' coaching career

What a moment for the former Munster director of rugby.

# rassie - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Erasmus focused on Springboks amid Bulls talk

The 45-year-old says he will not be leaving his role as South Africa head coach to take over the Bulls.

# rassie - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Rassie's South Africa storm back from 24-3 down to extend English losing streak

It was a 10-try thriller in Ellis Park.

# rassie - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Rassie Erasmus names first black captain of the Springboks

However, the Springbok coach admits: ‘we are trying to fix all the wrong things that we did in the past’.

# rassie - Monday 13 November, 2017

Erasmus and Nienaber officially bid farewell to Munster

Johann van Graan will take over as head coach in the southern province next week.

# rassie - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Munster aiming to finish Erasmus reign on a high, says Jean Kleyn

Munster face the Dragons in Cork on Friday.

# rassie - Friday 27 October, 2017

'It's nobody’s fault': Rassie sees no sign of bitterness from Zebo after Ireland omission

‘I don’t think there are any hard feelings, I think Zeebs is pretty level-headed about it.’

# rassie - Monday 23 October, 2017

'I'm going to miss it a lot': Van Graan arrival draws exit closer for Erasmus

The South African cut an emotional figure when asked about what he would miss about Munster.

# rassie - Monday 16 October, 2017

Rassie: Master of all trades Van Graan well used to pressure situations

The outgoing Munster boss believes his replacement has the work ethic to make up for any lack of experience.

# rassie - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Erasmus asked South Africa not to involve him in Van Graan tug-of-war

The South African insists he is not in a conflicted position as Munster move to take the Springboks’ highly-regarded forwards coach.

# rassie - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'New Zealand did everything they possibly could to get Joe Schmidt back'

David Nucifora says ‘there was a lot of pressure’ from New Zealand in an effort to tempt Ireland’s head coach away last year.

# rassie - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Nucifora and Munster hoping to name Rassie replacement 'in the coming weeks'

The IRFU performance director sounds like he has found his candidate.

# rassie - Friday 22 September, 2017

Disastrous night for 14-man Munster as Warriors run riot in bonus-point win

The home side dominated from the off and put up a big win in Glasgow.

# rassie - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Freedom breeding confidence for Munster's Sweetnam

The wing is looking sharp again after making giant leaps forward last term.

# rassie - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Rassie: Felix Jones has already taken over a lot of my coaching duties

‘This is the easy part,’ says CJ Stander, representing a squad who truly know what it means to lose a coach and a mentor.

# rassie - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

'There must be some supporters that really don’t like me now'

Rassie Erasmus has spoken about his departure from Munster at this morning’s Pro14 launch in Dublin.

# rassie - Friday 30 June, 2017

Munster confirm that Rassie and Nienaber will leave the province in December

The SARU have been keeping a close eye on Erasmus’ successful season in Ireland.

# rassie - Friday 23 June, 2017

Springboks close in on series sweep against France to ease pressure on under-fire coaches

Allister Coetzee’s nightmare first year in charge prompted the SARU’s interest in Rassie Erasmus.

# rassie - Monday 29 May, 2017

Munster players more than ready to 'evolve' as attacking flair triumphs in Pro12 again

Simon Zebo wants a change of mind-set in the way his side attack after seeing Scarlets have ‘the balls’ to run from deep.

'We were a write-off when we started' - Erasmus remains proud of Munster

The Munster director of rugby is looking at the positives after a whirlwind season.

# rassie - Saturday 27 May, 2017

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.

# rassie - Monday 22 May, 2017

'Everybody looks fit,' says Rassie as Munster wind up for final push

The South African has no new injury concerns as he looks forward to a return to the Aviva Stadium to face Scarlets.

# rassie - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Quinlan: Munster will never forget Rassie for delivering fantastic campaign in a traumatic season

The South African director of rugby has pushed his team to excel in impossible circumstances since Anthony Foley’s death.

# rassie - Saturday 6 May, 2017

'They've been under a cloud of pressure': Rassie pleased for players after topping table

The South African was also happy to see Conor Murray in ‘solid’ form on his return from injury.

# rassie - Friday 5 May, 2017

Conor Murray back on the bench as Connacht end Pro12 reign in Munster

It’s the last round of the regular season tomorrow, but both teams have big matches to look forward to on 20 May.

# rassie - Monday 24 April, 2017

'We want silverware so badly': Munster determined to take Pro12 honours

‘We have to be harsh on ourselves today and say they were the better team and we’ve got to go again.’

# rassie - Saturday 22 April, 2017

'It's hugely reassuring that Rassie's staying' -- Scannell

Munster’s director of rugby has told his players that he is staying despite interest back home.

# rassie - Friday 7 April, 2017

Deysel injection for Munster, but Murray still missing for Glasgow clash

The Springbok will start in the back row of a much-changed Munster line-up.

# rassie - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'I didn't want to be guided by other people's perceptions' - Munster's Erasmus

The Munster director of rugby is facing into his first European knock-out clash this weekend.

# rassie - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'I am definitely not in the mix': Rassie commits to Munster despite Springbok struggles

The pressure is on Allister Coetzee after a disastrous 2016, but the Munster boss says he is staying put.

# rassie - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Rassie and Munster top of the table, but far from happy

‘We got lucky at the end,’ said the South African after another hard grind.

# rassie - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'It was a good grind': Rassie satisfied with 2nd seed and Munster's steep upward curve

The South African’s team continue to show a hunger to work their way through problematic matches.

# rassie - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Racing deliver a stern test, but Munster grind their way to home quarter-final

Ian Keatley’s late try ensured Munster are second only to Clermont after the Champions Cup pool stage.

# rassie - Saturday 7 January, 2017

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup

We were in Paris for Munster’s rescheduled clash with Ronan O’Gara and the French champions.

# rassie - Monday 2 January, 2017

Rassie ready for 'emotional week' as Munster turn thoughts back to Racing in Paris

Anthony Foley is never far from Munster’s thoughts, and this week will provide more painful reminders.

# rassie - Saturday 17 December, 2016

‘Even if that kick didn’t go over, overall, they played better than us' -- Rassie

Munster’s director of rugby had no complaints as he tasted a first defeat since Leinster.

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