SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby will today have to answer to the charges of misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute after a video Erasmus made was leaked to the public.
There is clearly a split on opinions across the world with some nations wanting World Rugby to hand out more than just a warning to Erasmus and SA Rugby.
Most South African supporters have applauded Erasmus for the bolt step in showing the shortcomings of officials in test match rugby.
The one thing that really got under the skin of Springbok supporters was the disrespect that they felt shown to Springbok captain Siya Kolisi by Nic Berry and his assistance during the first British & Irish test match.
Erasmus made a 62-minute video showing some of Nic Berry decisions that went against the Springboks in the test match.
It has been stated that it was not Erasmus that leaked the video to social media which will be something World Rugby will have to proof otherwise.
Apparently making a video of your questions for referees after test matches is done by coaches.
Some say the only reason Erasmus did the video and allegedly leaked to social media was to ensure the officials in the second test match gives the Springboks a better rub of the green.
This did resulted in the referee for the second test match refer almost everything to the TMO for a decision.
John Robbie who played for the British & Irish Lions in the 1980 your had this to say about the controversial video from Rassie Erasmus
Here are my thoughts on the controversial @RassieRugby video and on the all-important second Test between @Springboks and @lionsofficial this evening. It’s going to be a huge match!
— John Robbie (@John_C_Robbie) July 31, 2021
The punishment if founded guilty is also something that has been speculated over the last month.
It can range form a slap on the wrist to forfeiting the second test result against the British & Irish Lions.
One will have to wait and see what comes out of this hearing but whatever the decision form World Rugby is, Rassie Erasmus has showed the world that officiating needs to be looked at..