GAVIN RICH: Why SA Rugby needs to keep Rassie happy

GAVIN RICH: Why SA Rugby needs to keep Rassie happy

2/17/2020

GAVIN RICH: Why SA Rugby needs to keep Rassie happy

A good start to our rugby on the field this year suddenly appears to be not so good off the field

BL PREMIUM 16 February 2020 - 19:31 Gavin Rich The year has started well for South African rugby on the field. But not for the first time, the good appears to be being undone a bit by what is happening off the field. Just why the SA Rugby bosses signed national director of rugby Rassie Erasmus only until 2021 when they themselves said he would be contracted to 2023 only they know. The latest is that Erasmus is being offered an extension to 2023, and he is expected to accept it. Let’s hope so, for without Erasmus at the helm, South African rugby will be lost. B Premium This article is reserved for our subscribers. A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select. Already subscribed? Simply sign in below. Read more: Business Day

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