Hagen Engler
4 minute read
20 Nov 2021
8:35 am

SA against World Rugby at Twickenham – it’s gonna be a cracker!

Hagen Engler

The Springboks and SA will be united against two enemies on Saturday, in England and an unfair World Rugby governing body.

Referee Nic Berry was at the centre of the Rassie Erasmus video, which has got him banned. Picture: EJ Langner/Gallo Images

As propagandists have noted before, nothing unites  a nation like a common enemy. And South African sports fans may be about to embark on a spell of irate unity, thanks to the recent rulings in the disciplinary hearings against South African Rugby and its Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus. The hearings were conducted on October 30-31, although the findings were only released this week. They largely concern a raft of complaints raised by Erasmus about the performance of referee Nic Berry during the first Test of the rugby series between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions in July...