Stormers win Rassie tug-o-war

Rassie Erasmus will not attend the World Cup due to his commitment to the Stormers.

After a meeting on Monday involving Erasmus’s lawyer, Saru MD Jonathan Stones and manager of national teams Andy Marinos, it was learned he will stay behind to work with the Stormers.

Erasmus was recently appointed Senior Professional Coach at the Cape franchise which sees him coaching the Stormers as well as occupying the Director of Rugby position. After signing a four-year contract he is expected to start preparations for next season from 1 August.

Since coaching the Cheetahs in the Super 14, Erasmus has helped the Boks as a technical adviser to coach Jake White. Having no official contract with SA Rugby he joined the Cape union last Friday.