Rassie rubs salt in Woodward's wounds with a tweet
REACTION: SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has rubbed salt in Clive Woodward’s wounds on Twitter.
Going back to the British and Irish Lions Series, former England coach Woodward branded Erasmus ‘comical’ in his column for the Daily Mail after the Boks lost the first Test.
Woodward said Erasmus caused confusion in the Springboks’ coaching team with his role as a ‘water boy’ along the touchlines.
“It is clear that Erasmus has started taking over again, he is running around in a tracksuit and donning the water carrier bib even though — as Gatland observed last week — he never seems to dispense any water, nor even carry a bottle! He never forgets his clipboard, though,” Woodward said at the time.
“It looked comical, it was comical, and I am surprised South African Rugby are allowing it to happen.
“Erasmus is still coaching the team in all but name, but that’s not his job. He needs to butt out.”
Woodward would later go on to say in another column that the Lions would win the series by beating the Boks in the second Test.
Woodward said those comments over five weeks ago, but it seems it is still fresh in Erasmus’ mind.
On Friday, Erasmus had a little message for Woodward, which came via Twitter.
“Must read guys!! Not sure if you can still find the link!! So much knowledge here!!!! [Long ago 0-3],” said Erasmus.
Must read guys!! Not sure if you can stil find the link!! So much knowledge here !!!! (Long ago 0 – 3 ) pic.twitter.com/NZU9eEHXq7
— Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) September 3, 2021
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