Mon 15 Nov 2021 | 12:59

VIDEO: Boks' water boy back in full cry

VIDEO: Boks' water boy back in full cry
Mon 15 Nov 2021 | 12:59
VIDEO: Boks' water boy back in full cry
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WATCH as South Africa’s Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus returns to his ‘water boy’ duties for the Springboks.

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And Erasmus, who is still awaiting the outcome of his World Rugby disciplinary hearing, was in full cry.

Erasmus, as can be seen in this video extract, told fullback Willie le Roux to put a high kick on Scotland’s South African-born last wing Duhan van der Merwe.

Using some choice Afrikaans, which Van der Merwe – brother of discarded Bok hooker Armand van der Merwe – clearly understands, Erasmus tells Le Roux how bad the Scottish No.11 is under the high ball.

It is an incident that displays Erasmus’ passion for his country and national team, while also showing his sharp wit.

World Rugby is yet to announce the outcome of Erasmus’ hearing – which took place a fortnight ago – for the hour-video he had after the first Test between South Africa and the B&I Lions.

Erasmus and SA Rugby appeared before a World Rugby-instituted disciplinary panel at the weekend.

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The hearing was chaired by Christopher Quinlan, with his fellow panel members being Nigel Hampton (New Zealand) and Mike Mika (New Zealand).

World Rugby said the disciplinary committee will publish a ‘full written decision’, following the completion of the entire proceedings.

The hearing followed the leaking of an hour-long video produced by Erasmus after the first Test between the Springboks and the British and Irish Lions.

The Director of Rugby pointed out 20-odd mistakes made by Australian referee Nic Berry and his officiating team in the Springboks’ 17-22 loss in Cape Town in late July.

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Video source: SuperSport and reporting by@rugby365com

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