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South African Rugby Reportedly Ready To Offer Rassie Erasmus 'Five-Year Contract'

South African Rugby Reportedly Ready To Offer Rassie Erasmus 'Five-Year Contract'
By PJ Browne
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Over the weekend, Rassie Erasmus' lawyer dismissed speculation which linked the Munster Director of Rugby with a return to his native land as the successor to current Springboks' head coach Allister Coetzee.

Speaking to Rugby365,Frikkie Erasmus denied that talks between Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby were imminent.

Coetzee was appointed as Boks head coach just last April but endured a disappointing first season in charge, losing eight of 12 games.

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Mark Alexander, the South African Rugby president, said a decision regarding Coetzee's future will be made at the end of the month.

Despite the denial from Erasmus' camp, rumours continue to emerge from the South Africa media.

Netwerk24 (via Sport24.co.za) report that SA Rugby's executive council met on Monday regarding the head coach position and they are willing to offer him a five-year contract.

According to Erasmus' lawyer, the 44-year-old is very happy at Munster and particularly enjoys the lack of 'interference' in comparison to his experience working in South Africa.

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Rassie has a contract with Munster and won't come here to talk to people while he is doing so well at Munster.

He is very happy in Ireland and he doesn't have the interference there that happens here in South Africa. He has a long stint to go on what is a very good contract.

Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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