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Just the ticket.
The Springboks are set to unveil two additions to the coaching staff next week following the departures of Felix Jones [England} and Jacques Nienaber [Leinster} after their most recent Rugby World Cup win in France last year.
Rassie Erasmus has already confirmed he will be sticking around until the end of the next World Cup, and completing his coaching ticket for the next cycle is paramount as South Africa look to make history and make it an unprecedented three-in-a-row.
And it appears Erasmus is lining up another Irishman for his ticket, with former Munster compatriot Jerry Flannery being lined up to cover defence, and former All Blacks flyhalf Tony Brown being lined up to lead the Bok attack.
Flannery left Munster alongside Felix Jones back in 2019 before joining Harlequins and helping lead them to a Premiership title not long after arriving.