The online reaction to Rassie Erasmus’ video criticising the officials from the first test was quite explosive today. Surely this is sore grapes from the director of rugby, whatever it is the second test is sure to be explosive in Cape Town and the official will be under immense pressure.
There is clearly a lot of frustration from the former Munster rugby coach, come Saturday it will be a massive game where the South Africans will have to stand up and be counted and back it up.
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Rassie Erasmus has always done things differently 😅
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) July 29, 2021
Jaco Johan offering Rassie Erasmus a comprehensive video analysis of bad refereeing decisions against South Africa pic.twitter.com/jLwN7tk3OA
— The 5 Metre Channel (@FMC_Rugby) July 26, 2021
It is obviously extreme but something like Rassie Erasmus' video has been coming.
There has been a very consistent discontent within professional coaching circles for years now about the standard of officiating and the feedback provided.
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) July 29, 2021
Rassie Erasmus has offered to stand down from South Africa’s coaching team in an extraordinary hour-long video in which he savages the refereeing performance of Nic Berry in the Springboks’ 22-17 first Test defeat by the British & Irish Lions | @AlexMLowe https://t.co/c2gl8UN4fr
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) July 29, 2021
Rassie Erasmus spends the first four minutes of his video explaining why he was water boy in the SA A game and the first Test.
He then says "There was a bit of banter from that side and that's fine, we take that in our stride"
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) July 29, 2021
'There is a lot of pent up frustration in Rassie' | 🇿🇦
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) July 28, 2021