Eddie jones requested that the disciplinary action launched against the staff leader of the Springboks, Rassie Erasmus, is resolved quickly to set an example for the game. Apparently, the South African did not like this statement and ventured on his social networks.
Erasmus has been widely condemned for the 62-minute long video posted before the Boks’ second test against the British & Irish Lions in July, during which he criticized the performance of the referees during the series opener. A date has not yet been set for the South African director of rugby’s misconduct hearing, but World Rugby is expected to give him an exemplary sanction.
On the other hand, England coach Eddie Jones opposes the video that ultimately influenced the second test won by South Africa, but sees room for improvement in the refereeing level. “It should be resolved quickly”, told BBC Radio 5 Live, adding: “We need to make sure that we have respect in the game because we are asking the children to be respectful to the referee and if they see examples of players or coaches being disrespectful to the referee, it gives them an excuse to do it at their level.”
“Rassie made his famous video and I don’t think it’s correct, but we have to make sure that the referees work a lot harder than they do right now to make sure that, particularly during the match, we have what we need,” La Rosa’s head coach expressed.
On the other hand, from South Africa, Rassie Erasmus published a spicy tweet. Will it be in response to Jones?
My Opinion: I always find it difficult to judge a person on social media or in public if I don’t know who is the 1st person who accused him / her of doing something wrong 🤷🏾♂️ How will I justify my opinion if the truth come out and he / she did nothing wrong? 🤔 just delete the tweet
– Rassie Erasmus (@RassieRugby) September 7, 2021