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SA director of rugby Rassie Erasmus
SA director of rugby Rassie Erasmus
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The Springboks’ final Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Kings Park last weekend marked the end of Rassie Erasmus’ eventful, controversial, and sometimes bizarre 10-month World Rugby sanction.

Erasmus was initially banned from all rugby for two months on 17 November last year on the eve of the Springboks’ last end-year tour game against England at Twickenham.

In the same sanction, the world governing body instituted a further match-day ban, which expires officially on 30 September.

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