Rassie Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus delighted his fans with a special social media post over the weekend. Photo: X

Rassie Erasmus leaves South Africa smiling with classic pics

Rassie Erasmus once again provided a reminder of his one-of-a-kind personality after sharing some classic pictures over the weekend.

Rassie Erasmus

Rassie Erasmus delighted his fans with a special social media post over the weekend. Photo: X

Rassie Erasmus may be one of the greatest coaches in the game, renowned for his incredible rugby brain, but he is also known as a colourful character away from the game.

He is a maverick, someone who has always done things a bit differently while staying true to himself.

With all this in mind, Erasmus sent social media into overdrive this past weekend as he posted a couple of special pictures from a get together with the Springbok coaching team.

Dressed in a gown that he received after being awarded an honorary doctorate from the North-West University (NWU) earlier this month, he also caught the eye with a pair of green and gold shoes.

A coaching team photo also featured South African musician Ryno Velvet in the background, as the Springbok coaches clearly enjoyed a team-building exercise.

You can see the Rassie Erasmus post below that delighted South Africans

Special honour

Earlier this year, Rassie Erasmus was celebrated after the North-West University (NWU) announced that an honorary doctorate would be bestowed on Erasmus in recognition of his innovative and exceptional management of the Springboks.

The university said that in addition to his visionary leadership, Erasmus has also shown an unwavering commitment to the Sport Transformation Charter – which is included in the Strategic Plan of the Department of Sport and Recreation – that has resulted in a systematic change in the development of talent and skills across the national rugby spectrum.

“His significant standing in the international rugby coaching arena, his strong drive and focus on diversity and inclusion, and his commitment to social responsibility” were also highlighted as standout factors in handing him this honour.


During his first two years with the ‘head coach’ title, Erasmus only returned a 65% win ratio over 26 Tests, but far greater context is required considering how he successfully rebuilt the team culture, game plan and selection policies.

Ultimately, it’s no secret that Erasmus has always been an innovator. A man willing to do things differently, and to learn from his mistakes.

Behind the scenes, there can be no doubt that Rassie is a rugby genius, with his meticulous planning and preparation helping to empower a number of new players as the Springboks expanded their depth, while also evolving their style of play.

Erasmus has returned to the role of head coach for the next four years, which would effectively place him in a position to ultimately have served at the helm of the national side for close to a decade.

It’s an incredible prospect for a coach who has so positively impacted the Springboks and South African rugby.