South Africa: Erasmus Exposes Rugby's Consistency and Law Application Flaws in Extraordinary Dissection of First Lions Test

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Rassie Erasmus offered to withdraw himself from active participation in the series between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions. But there is no way he can leave quietly now, after a 'leaked' video of him dissecting some abysmal officiating from the first Test sent the sport into a frenzy on Thursday.

There is a misconception that Rassie Erasmus, South Africa's director of rugby and mischief-maker-in-chief, is rattled. Many, mostly in the UK, believe his extraordinary dissection of myriad mistakes by last week's officials in the first Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions is a sign of a man teetering on the edge.

Erasmus, who masterminded the Boks Rugby World Cup 2019 win after only 18 months in charge of the team, does not do anything on a whim. He is not rattled; he is rattling sabres at the Lions using the same tactics they employed in the lead-up to the first Test.

Erasmus might not always be right, but he is always calculated when it comes to rugby decisions. His mindset is purely about finding a winning edge for teams under his charge.

Instead of hiding behind a carefully released narrative to selected media...

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