Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
2 minute read
22 May 2021
7:45 am

Will the Boks be properly prepared to push for the ‘double’?

Rudolph Jacobs

Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber have the chance to achieve the never-before reached milestone of winning a World Cup and winning a series against the Lions.

Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber will name the Springbok squad of 45 to face the touring Lions on Saturday. Picture: Steve Haag/Gallo Images

Down the years of marvelous achievements in the world of rugby, no Springbok head coach has yet managed to secure the magic "double". This magic double of course includes winning a World Cup title and securing a series win against the British and Irish Lions – by one coach. It is one box that SA Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus and Bok coach Jacques Nienaber surely want to tick when the Boks host the touring Lions in a three-Test series in July and August. While Nienaber will technically not achieve the double as he was the defence coach in 2019,...