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Tuesday Nov 22, 2022

Springbok Legend Victor Matfield Say’s SA Rugby Needs To Take A Stand On Rassie

Former Springbok great Victor Matfield has made his feelings clear on the Rassie Erasmus debacle that has take centre stage over the past year.

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Erasmus who is the Springbok Director of Rugby has been handed a second ban by World Rugby for his calling out of referees on social media following Bok losses.

Speaking to News24, Matfield said that the South African Rugby Union (SARU) needs to take a stance on the whole situation.

“I think so, we’re in a position where he is our director of rugby and he is the face of SA Rugby. He has been tapped on the fingers twice from the IRB (World Rugby) and SA Rugby is saying nothing,” Matfield told News24 at the Gary and Vivienne Player Invitational in Sun City.

“Either SA Rugby must stand with him and say that they’ll back him 100 percent or someone from SA Rugby needs to talk to [him] and make him stop what he is doing.

“SA Rugby has to decide what they need to do, but it’s not looking good in the world for SA Rugby and it doesn’t help with the referees, we’ll probably get worse decisions every week.”

“My thoughts are that it should always be about rugby. Yes, we want to see our Springbok players in the masses, but they need to perform. As long as they perform on the field, we can’t say anything and I think that’s something we need to focus on,” said Matfield.

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“Normally, you need a good culture off the field to help mirror it on the field. But that’s something they need to prioritise and focus on.”

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