- Rassie Erasmus has opened up about stepping down as the Springboks head coach
- He revealed that he was sad about not being with the boys on the field but would still be there for them
- Erasmus said in an interview that unity is the most important thing in SA
In an interview with SABC, Rassie Erasmus opened up about retiring as the head coach of the Springboks.
Erasmus became a national hero when the Boks won the 2019 Rugby World Cup under his guidance.
Win or lose, Erasmus announced that he would step down as the national rugby team's coach following the #RWC2019.
He has since said that winning the Webb Ellis cup softened the blow of having to retire as the Springboks coach.
The 47-year-old will be resuming his duties as the Director of Rugby, and many believe defence coach Jacques Nienaber might be his successor.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier Erasmus was named Coach of the Year at the World Rugby Awards. In the SABC interview, Erasmus said that the most important thing in South Africa is unity.
The team managed to do exactly that with their victory. South Africans united to celebrate the Boks #RWC victory for the first time in 12 years.
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