Bulls to ban DJ Rassie?

Free State have not yet asked the Blue Bulls for permission to allow Rassie Erasmus onto the Loftus roof.

Erasmus has recently used coloured lamps on the roof of the Free State Stadium to convey messages to his players, but has yet to try it at an away venue.

Loftus Versfeld stadium manager Hugo Kemp told Pretoria News rugby writer Brenden Nel that they would deal with a request appropriately if and when it should come.

“It is an interesting option, but at the moment we have received no such request and as such cannot take a decision on it,” he said. “We expect to hear tomorrow from the Cheetahs when they send through information on their captain’s practice and we will be able to debate it then.”

“We have easy access and our head coach Heyneke Meyer often has someone tape the game from the roof because it gives a different aspect on the way things are going on the field.

“Often you can see things a lot better than from the normal television angles. But if we receive such a request we will have to sit and debate whether we will allow it. After all, Loftus Versfeld is the home ground of the Blue Bulls and not any other team. That will definitely have to factor into our decision.”