- Our Springbok coach has announced that he will be stepping down after the final
- There have been numerous rumours regarding his resignation
- He said he hopes that the result on Saturday is a positive one and that the boys give it their all
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that after his squad's World Cup final on Saturday, he will be stepping down from his position.
Erasmus has been head coach of the Springboks since the beginning of 2018. He confirmed months of rumours on Thursday. Defence coach Jacques Nienaber is rumoured to be his successor.
According to SArugbymag, Erasmus said that he will be heavily involved in the process of choosing the next coach. He said that no matter what the result on Saturday is, the team has been built sufficiently to take them forward for the next few years.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the Springboks secured a hard-fought 19-16 victory against Wales on Sunday, which resulted in numerous memorable moments. The semi-final win means that the Springboks will now contest their third ever Rugby World Cup final. The Boks lifted the trophy on both previous occasions that they reached the final and supporters will be hoping that the trend continues.
Erasmus said that a loss on Saturday would be disappointing, but it would only happen if the squad did not give it "absolutely everything".
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