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Simon Zebo Couldn't Resist Cheeky Comment On Potential Erasmus Ireland Return

Simon Zebo Couldn't Resist Cheeky Comment On Potential Erasmus Ireland Return
Colman Stanley
By Colman Stanley
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There has been plenty of talk in recent weeks over the possibility of South Africa's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus taking over from IRFU High Performance Director David Nucifora, and one man who certainly knows the qualities of the South African is Munster's Simon Zebo.

Zebo played under Rassie at Munster in 2016/2017, along with South Africa's current head coach Jacques Nienaber, who is heading to Leinster after the World Cup.

Erasmus and Nienaber have followed each other since their days working at the Stormers, leading Zebo to describe them as 'Tom and Jerry', during the build-up to Ireland vs Tonga on RTE.

He would be amazing at that role I would imagine," said Simon Zebo

Anything that Rassie touches it turns to gold. Incredibly diligent in everything he does, I've no doubt he'd have a huge impact on Irish rugby across the board, from top to bottom.

They're like Tom and Jerry [Erasmus and Nienaber] the two of them. They're always together, no matter where they go they're together.

If Jacques has signed with Leinster, I'd imagine there could be something there that could insinuate that Rassie could come.

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Zebo is not the first man to discuss the likelihood of Erasmus once again following his mate, with Springbok legend Victor Matfield also stating recently that he feels it is very likely that Rassie will be back in Ireland soon.


"It sounds like Rassie is going," said Matfield on The Rugby Pod.

"He might stay for a few months just to get things in place. But knowing Rassie, knowing Jacques, those two do everything together.

"So I think the chances of him going to Ireland must be close to 90 to 95%. The two of them always work together."


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