Rassie quits WP Rugby

Western Province Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has shocked WPRU when he resigned from his post on Monday.


Erasmus’s lawyer, Frikkie Erasmus, confirmed the news to Die Burger newspaper on Monday.

“Rassie is looking at other options. There are other choices, especially overseas,” said Frikkie Erasmus.

Rassie Erasmus has already informed the Stormers’ management team of his decision to quit.

He was last year mentioned as a possible candidate to become the next Springbok coach after he assisted them as a technical adviser at the World Cup in New Zealand. However, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) will only comment on the new Bok coaching team on January 27.

Heyneke Meyer and Gert Smal are apparently the two strongest candidates for the Springbok head coaching position.

Die Burger further understands that clubs in England and France are after Erasmus’s services.

He started his tenure at the WPRU in late 2007. He then coached the Stormers to fifth position in the 2008 Super 14, just missing out on a semi-final spot. But he struggled to handle the constant media pressure and was appointed in his current role as director of coaching with Allister Coetzee taking over the coaching reigns.

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  1. avatar

    Oranje Orakel

    January 9, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Nou Ja toe….

    WoNNer of FriKKels gAAn sAAm gAAn……

    11.1.11 vrAAg sit!

    en Jacques Nienaber……

    en gAAn “dwyn” sAAm verdwyn?

  2. avatar

    Oranje Orakel

    January 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    WoNNer of FriKKels nie ‘n biekie gAAn suKKel met die Franse Law nie?

  3. avatar

    Oranje Orakel

    January 9, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    So which Club has signed some of provins players lately?

    might be a pointer…

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    January 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Wie is Frikkels?

    Wie glo mens:
    Heyneke is nie beskikbaar nie
    Heyneke en Smal is die voorlopers?

    Ek sien die reaksie – sonder uitsondering –
    op 24 se storie is “Dankie dat jy waai.”

  5. avatar

    Oranje Orakel

    January 9, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 11:31 pm:

    FriKKie- die prokorower gedEElte van die Erasmii

  6. avatar


    January 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Frikkie Plaasmis?
    OK, ek sien.

  7. avatar


    January 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    ek sou al lankal gegaan het

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    January 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Pajamadril vir Pierre Spies

    Die vuurwarm Springbok-agtsteman Pierre Spies (26) se vrou, Juanne, het die lewe geskenk aan die paartjie se eerste kind.


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    January 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 11:54 pm:

    His cheeks from embarrasment when he gets tackled backwards for the umpteenth time by backline players

  10. DavidS


    January 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 11:54 pm:

    Het jy al gesien wat doen hy aan girls met sy ordentlike Afrikaanse seun good looks aan girls…

    Sorrie vergeet

    Julle Kaapanese like julle manne met makeup en blusher en mascara facials en haarstyliste en gewaxde fake tan lyfies op Camps Bay en Top Billing beach shots met Inez…

  11. avatar


    January 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 10:51 am:

    I though we were talking rugby?

  12. DavidS


    January 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    But Boer is right the only vuurwarm thing Pierre Spies has done on a rugby field since 2007 is apply deep heat to aching parts of his body… so clearly they cannot be referring to his onfield antics… hence my belief the newspaper was referring to his looks


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