Rassie back in Bok fold?

Rassie Erasmus is set to be named as Saru’s High Performance manager in the near future.

Die Burger reports that the former Stormers director of coaching could be appointed as early as Friday, as Saru’s executive council gathered in Cape Town on Thursday.

If not confirmed over the next several hours, it is still strongly believed that Erasmus will be given a senior post at Saru. His role is likely to overlook South African rugby, in terms of coaching and style of play, like he did at Western Province.

Other names rumoured to join head coach Heyneke Meyer’s management are Ricardo Loubscher (backline coach), John McFarland (defence), Louis Koen (kicking) and Basil Carzis (fitness and conditioning).