Springboks

Rassie will turn the tide for Boks - Taute

2018-02-20 09:01
Jaco Taute (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok centre Jaco Taute is confident that Rassie Erasmus will bring about a change in fortunes for the national team.

Erasmus, who is SA Rugby’s director of rugby, is expected to take over the coaching responsibilities of the Springboks following the dismissal of Allister Coetzee.

Erasmus took up his director of rugby position late last year after leaving Munster in Ireland.

Taute, who played under Erasmus at Munster, told Netwerk24 he expected Erasmus to improve the Springboks.

“I know it sounds like a cliché but Rassie’s planning is worked out in the finest detail and he knows exactly how he wants to play. Structures are important to him and he knows how to outsmart opponents. He’ll make sure he has the right players. His performances speak for themselves, but anything will be an improvement on last year,” Taute said.

Taute, who played three Tests at centre for the Springboks in 2012, also added that Erasmus’ right-hand man, Jacques Nienaber, will make sure the Springboks’ defensive system is vastly improved.

During his time in Ireland, Erasmus was named as PRO12 Coach of the Year after leading Munster to the top the log for the first time in six years as well as to the semi-finals of the European Champions Cup. Munster won 26 out of 32 matches in all competitions.

Before he left for Ireland in 2016, Erasmus was SA Rugby's general manager of high performance, while he previously occupied the coaching and director of rugby roles at the Stormers.

He first made a name as a coach when he guided the Cheetahs to Currie Cup titles in 2005 and 2006 (shared with Blue Bulls in 2006).

Read more on:    munster  |  sa rugby  |  springboks  |  jaco taute  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 03 November 2018
England v South Africa, Twickenham Stadium 17:00
Saturday, 10 November 2018
France v South Africa, Stade de France 18:00
France v South Africa, Stade de France 22:05
Saturday, 17 November 2018
Scotland v South Africa, BT Murrayfield Stadium 17:00
Scotland v South Africa, BT Murrayfield Stadium 19:20
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 17:00
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 19:20
Saturday, 21 September 2019
New Zealand v South Africa, Yokohama International Stadium 11:45
Saturday, 28 September 2019
South Africa v Namibia, City of Toyota Stadium 11:45
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who is your Fans’ Choice nominee for the BrightRock Players Choice Awards this year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.