Time to tackle wily Eddie and his Englishmen
Rassie Erasmus has worked miracles on the Springboks
Consider this, as we count down the days to Saturday’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) final against England. Three years ago, in November 2016, the Springboks found themselves in the low-key surroundings of Florence’s Stadio Artemio Franchi for a friendly against Italy, the last match of their 2016 European tour.
Exhausted after a season that started in February, they lost to the Azzurri for the first time. The score was 20-18. It is fair to say that when they got home they weren’t greeted by throngs of fans in replica jerseys singing and asking for autographs...