Rassie says 'sorry' and sends message to ref Ben O'Keeffe
REACTION: Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus took some time on social media to apologise to South African fans and send a message to referee Ben O’Keeffe after the Springboks’ crunch World Cup match against Ireland on Saturday.
The reigning world champions went down 8-13 to the No.1 ranked side in a tense and absorbing Pool B encounter at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.
The win strengthened Ireland’s position at the top of the Pool where they now have 14 points.
After picking up a losing bonus point, the Boks have 10 points ahead of their final pool fixture against Tonga next weekend.
On Sunday. Erasmus shared his thoughts on the game and he had a few messages.
“Congrats to the Irish and sorry [South Africa]! We will just work harder and make you proud!” said Erasmus.
“Also nice to be involved in a game so intense and physical without the referee getting too much involved!
“Well done Ben and your team. Thank you [South Africa] for all the support was really lekka!! [maar hartseer].”
Congrats to the Irish and sorry🇿🇦!We will just work harder and make you proud! Also nice to be involved in a game so intense and physical without the referee getting too much invloved! Well done Ben and your team.Thank you🇿🇦 for all the support was really lekka !! (maar hartseer)
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) September 24, 2023