Rassie Erasmus Springbok selections

Rassie Erasmus will head up a multi-faceted Springboks coaching group. Photo: SA Rugby website

Springboks make another key coaching appointment

Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus has confirmed another notable appointment to the national management team.

Rassie Erasmus Springbok selections

Rassie Erasmus will head up a multi-faceted Springboks coaching group. Photo: SA Rugby website

On Tuesday, Rassie Erasmus fronted up for the first high profile Springboks press conference in Cape Town, and shared some key information as planning continues for the 2024 Test season.

It’s very evident that the Springboks won’t be resting on their laurels, and Erasmus has reiterated “there was no way that we would be successful if we kept doing things in the same way”.

“We need to evolve our game once more, as teams will definitely have looked at how we play, and how they think they can stop us,” he stated. “The way the laws are interpreted and blown is always evolving and we need expert insight so we can always stay on the right side of the laws.”

Rassie Erasmus confirms addition to Springboks management team

What also shouldn’t be overlooked is the fact that there has been another new permanent addition to the Springboks’ coaching experts.

Erasmus has added a performance analyst in Paddy Sullivan, who worked with the team as a consultant at last year’s Rugby World Cup.

Sullivan has been a performance analyst for French Top 14 team, Montpelier, for the last three seasons.

“We’ve reviewed what is takes to be at the cutting edge of the game and we’ve repurposed the management structure to put as much resource as we can into the technical side of the game,” said Erasmus.

“The players will continue to get the necessary off-field support, but we wanted to make sure that we had the right roles filled to make sure that the main thing stays the main thing.”

Management:

Rassie Erasmus: Head Coach
Charles Wessels: Team Manager
Mzwandile Stick: Assistant Coach
Daan Human: Assistant Coach
Deon Davids: Assistant Coach
Tony Brown: Assistant Coach
Jerry Flannery: Assistant Coach
Andy Edwards: Head of Athletic Performance
Sebastian Prim: Sport Scientist
Paddy Sullivan: Performance Analyst
Lindsay Weyer: Technical Analyst
Jaco Peyper: Laws and Discipline Advisor
Dr Jerome Lehlogonolo Mampane: Team Doctor
Dr Aneurin Robyn: Physiotherapist
Rene Naylor: Physiotherapist
JJ Fredericks: Logistics Manager
Zintsika Tashe: Operations Manager
Zeena Isaacs van Tonder: Media Manager