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South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus is BANNED from rugby for two months after a tirade to referees

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus is BANNED from rugby for two months after his tirade to umpires during the Lions’ tour this summer, and will miss their clash against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

  • Rassie Erasmus had faced six counts of World Rugby misconduct
  • He had hit the umpire display during the Lions tour in a YouTube clip.
  • The South Africa coach is now suspended for two months after they were confirmed
  • It means the Springbok boss will miss his team’s clash against England.


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South Africa’s director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, has been banned from all rugby activity for two months after six misconduct charges were confirmed against him.

The charges were brought by World Rugby in response to Erasmus’s behavior towards match officials during the Springboks’ 2-1 series win over the British and Irish Lions in the summer.

Erasmus is also suspended from all match day activities, including training and media participation, until September 30, 2022.

South Africa's coach Rassie Erasmus has been kicked out of all rugby for two months

South Africa’s coach Rassie Erasmus has been kicked out of all rugby for two months

The Springboks boss had six misconduct charges against him after he hit umpires during the Lions' road trip this summer.

The Springboks boss had six misconduct charges against him after he hit umpires during the Lions' road trip this summer.

The Springboks boss had six misconduct charges against him after he hit umpires during the Lions’ road trip this summer.

Erasmus also used Twitter to criticize the Lions for their 'reckless and dangerous' play.

Erasmus also used Twitter to criticize the Lions for their 'reckless and dangerous' play.

Erasmus also used Twitter to criticize the Lions for their ‘reckless and dangerous’ play.

It means that the brains of South Africa’s 2019 World Cup triumph will not be taking part in Saturday’s clash with England at Twickenham.

Erasmus and SA Rugby, who also faced two charges, have confirmed in a statement that they will appeal the decisions.

Erasmus used social media to highlight refereeing inconsistencies, starting with the Lions’ loss to South Africa ‘A’, and after the first test released an hour-long video criticizing the performance of the referees.

Charges held by an independent misconduct committee included attacking, belittling and / or denigrating the game and match officials and not accepting the authority of the match officials.

The first charge said that Erasmus threatened a party official who, unless a requested meeting was held, would post images containing clips criticizing the performance of the party official and then follow through on that threat.

He will now be absent from his team's trip to England at Twickenham this weekend.

He will now be absent from his team's trip to England at Twickenham this weekend.

He will now be absent from his team’s trip to England at Twickenham this weekend.

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