Munster Fans Should Be Really Worried About These Rassie Erasmus Comments
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Just ask Connacht fans how this one usually goes…
Rassie Erasmus responded to reports linking up with a return back to South Africa on Monday and his comments won’t exactly assure Munster fans.
The Munster boss joined the southern province as director of rugby on a three-year contact last summer, leaving behind a role as high performance manager with the South African Rugby Union.
Erasmus was linked with a return to South Africa as head coach of the Springboks last month, but it’s now understood the SARU want him to move back as a director of rugby for the union, with the South African admitting he has held talks about the role.
“There has been some formal and informal chats, you know, and as I said last time when they talked about the coaching position, I wasn’t in the mix and I wasn’t in the mix last time.
“This is such a big week, where all the chat that I had with them was really informal. And I am just parking that now, focusing on this quarter-final and not let my situation become something in a big week like this.
“I have a three-year contract with the IRFU and then speculation like that just gets the focus away from the team on a big, big occasion.”
He has also revealed that he has clauses in his contracts similar to those that allowed Pat Lam to leave his Connacht deal early.
“Yes, I do,” said Erasmus.
“I do. Just because I have a contract with Munster, I will never go outside my contract and outside the clauses and not honour a contract if there isn’t something stipulated there.”
We definitely haven’t heard the last of this one…