Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby set to face the music as official hearing date confirmed

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Rassie Erasmus (Gallo)
Rassie Erasmus (Gallo)

The drawn-out saga between Rassie Erasmus and World Rugby is set to come to a head at the end of October.

Erasmus and SA Rugby were formally charged by the world governing body after the Springbok director of rugby produced an hour-long video criticising match officials following the British and Irish Lions' 22-17 win over South Africa in the first test of the series.

In a statement released on Thursday, World Rugby confirmed that the misconduct hearings will take place over the weekend of 30-31 October.

It will be chaired by Independent Judicial Panel Chairman Christopher Quinlan QC and the panel will include Nigel Hampton QC and Judge Mike Mika, both of New Zealand.

Read the full World Rugby statement below:

"Independent Judicial Panel Chairman Christopher Quinlan QC has confirmed that the Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby misconduct hearing will take place over the weekend of 30-31 October.

Quinlan will chair the panel alongside Nigel Hampton QC (New Zealand) and Judge Mike Mika (New Zealand).

Following the provision of detailed written submissions and evidence from Mr Erasmus, SA Rugby and World Rugby, a request was received from SA Rugby and Mr Erasmus for an oral hearing, which has been granted. The hearing date, set in consultation with the parties, is the earliest possible date taking into account previous commitments of all parties, participants and the multiple time zones involved.

The independent disciplinary committee will publish a full written decision following the completion of the entire proceedings."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Should Dewald Brevis have been included in the Proteas squad for the upcoming England ODI series?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Definitely! He is clearly a superstar, so what are we waiting for?
15% - 2782 votes
Not yet! Brevis needs to spend some time playing domestic cricket first.
4% - 832 votes
Who is Dewald Brevis?
81% - 15522 votes
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.