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Rassie Erasmus
Full names: Johan
Date of birth: 5 Nov 1972
Place of birth: Despatch
School: Despatch
Springbok no: 649
Debut test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 1.9m, 99.8kg
Current age: 44
Test summary: Tests: 36 Tries: 7
First Test: 5 Jul 1997 Age:24 Flank against Britain at Ellispark, Johannesburg
Last Test: 23 Jun 2001 Age:28 Flank against France at Kingspark, Durban

Test history:

Date Age Position Opponent Result Score Venue Prov
05 Jul 1997 24 Flank Britain Win: 35-16 Ellispark, Johannesburg Cheetahs
23 Aug 1997 24 Flank Australia Win: 61-22 1 try Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Cheetahs
08 Nov 1997 25 Flank Italy Win: 62-31 2 tries Dall’Ara Stadium, Bologna Cheetahs
15 Nov 1997 25 Flank France Win: 36-32 Stade de Gerland, Lyon Cheetahs
22 Nov 1997 25 Flank France Win: 52-10 Parc des Princes, Paris Cheetahs
06 Dec 1997 25 Flank Scotland Win: 68-10 1 try Murrayfield, Edinburgh Cheetahs
13 Jun 1998 25 Flank Ireland Win: 37-13 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein Cheetahs
20 Jun 1998 25 Flank Ireland Win: 33-0 1 try Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Cheetahs
27 Jun 1998 25 Flank Wales Win: 96-13 1 try Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Cheetahs
04 Jul 1998 25 Flank England Win: 18-0 Newlands, Cape Town Cheetahs
18 Jul 1998 25 Flank Australia Win: 14-13 Subiaco Oval, Perth Cheetahs
15 Aug 1998 25 Flank New Zealand Win: 24-23 Kingspark, Durban Cheetahs
22 Aug 1998 25 Flank Australia Win: 29-15 Ellispark, Johannesburg Cheetahs
14 Nov 1998 26 Flank Wales Win: 28-20 Wembley, London Cheetahs
21 Nov 1998 26 Flank Scotland Win: 35-10 Murrayfield, Edinburgh Cheetahs
28 Nov 1998 26 Flank Ireland Win: 27-13 1 try Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road), Dublin Cheetahs
05 Dec 1998 26 Flank England Lose: 7-13 Twickenham, London Cheetahs
12 Jun 1999 26 Flank Italy Win: 74-3 Boet Erasmus, Port Elizabeth Lions
19 Jun 1999 26 Flank Italy Win: 101-0 Kingspark, Durban Lions
26 Jun 1999 26 Flank Wales Lose: 19-29 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), Cardiff Lions
17 Jul 1999 26 Flank (C) Australia Lose: 6-32 Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park), Brisbane Lions
07 Aug 1999 26 Eighthman New Zealand Lose: 18-34 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Lions
14 Aug 1999 26 Eighthman Australia Win: 10-9 Newlands, Cape Town Lions
03 Oct 1999 26 Flank Scotland Win: 46-29 Murrayfield, Edinburgh Lions
15 Oct 1999 26 Flank Uruguay Win: 39-3 Hampden Park, Glasgow Lions
24 Oct 1999 26 Flank England Win: 44-21 Stade de France, Paris Lions
30 Oct 1999 26 Flank Australia Lose: 21-27 Twickenham, London Lions
04 Nov 1999 26 Flank New Zealand Win: 22-18 Millenium Stadium (Cardiff Arms Park), Cardiff Lions
10 Jun 2000 27 Flank Canada Win: 51-18 Basil Kenyon Stadium, East London Lions
17 Jun 2000 27 Flank England Win: 18-13 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Lions
08 Jul 2000 27 Flank Australia Lose: 23-44 Colonial Stadium (Telstra Dome), Melbourne Lions
22 Jul 2000 27 Flank New Zealand Lose: 12-25 AMI Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch Lions
19 Aug 2000 27 Flank New Zealand Win: 46-40 Ellispark, Johannesburg Lions
26 Aug 2000 27 Flank Australia Lose: 18-19 Kingspark, Durban Lions
16 Jun 2001 28 Flank France Lose: 23-32 Ellispark, Johannesburg Cheetahs
23 Jun 2001 28 Flank France Win: 20-15 Kingspark, Durban Cheetahs

 

Top 50 Boks: 37 – Rassie Erasmus : SARugby.com
Johan “Rassie” Erasmus made his international debut against the British & Irish Lions in Johannesburg on July 5, 1997 and scored the first of his seven tries in his second Test in the 61-22 drubbing of Australia in August that same year.

Erasmus possessed one of the best rugby brains of his generation and did extensive tactical analyses throughout his playing career. By 1998, he had established himself as a first choice flank and played in three of South Africa’s Tri-Nations winning Tests that year.

After the 1999 World Cup, where he played five matches for the Boks, he captained South Africa in the match against Australia in Brisbane on June 17. He played a further six Tests in 2000 and two in 2001, both against France. The 20-15 win in the second Test in Durban proved to be Erasmus’ last game for the Boks.

Erasmus made his provincial debut for the Free State Cheetahs in 1996 where he formed a devastating loose trio with the Venters, André and AJ. He moved to the Lions in 1999 and captained the Cats to the Super 12 semi-finals in 2000.

After his playing career, Erasmus went into coaching and guided the Cheetahs to Currie Cup glory in 2005 – the Bloemfontein-based union’s first Currie Cup title since 1976. The following year, his Cheetahs side shared the Currie Cup trophy with the Blue Bulls and he became the first ever coach of the Cheetahs Super Rugby franchise when they were accepted into the Super 14 that year.

In 2007, Erasmus served as technical adviser of the Springboks before he took up the position of coach of Western Province and the Stormers.

Records/Honours:

  • Member of the Springbok Tri-Nations winning squad, 1998
  • Captained the Springboks against Australia in Brisbane on June 17, 1999
  • SA Player of the Year nominee, 2000

 

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