Biarritz lead race for Rassie

2012-01-11 11:18
Rassie Erasmus (File)
Biarritz - Struggling Top 14 outfit Biarritz are leading the race to sign former Western Province senior professional coach Rassie Erasmus.

According to the Sky Sports website, Biarritz have endured a torrid first half of the season and only a 15-6 victory over Agen on Friday saw them climb out of the relegation places.

Current boss Patrice Lagisquet has already confirmed he will be leaving the Basque giants at the end of the season to take up the position as France's backline coach - and Biarritz are now lining up former Springbok flank Erasmus as his replacement.

Erasmus has confirmed he has a number of exciting opportunities open to him after revealing he would be stepping down as director of coaching at the Stormers.

The 39-year-old has been linked to the vacant head coach position with the Springboks, having worked as South Africa's technical advisor during the Rugby World Cup, while he has also been tipped for a role within England's set up should Nick Mallett take over.

However Biarritz are set to make the first move and are now planning to hold talks with Erasmus.


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