Full name Johan C. Erasmus
Born November 5, 1972, Despatch
Current age 42 years 87 days
Major teams South Africa
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 220 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1999-1999||5||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||1||0||80.00|
|The Rugby Championship||1997-2000||10||10||0||5||1||0||0||0||6||4||0||60.00|
|Test debut||South Africa v British and Irish Lions at Johannesburg, Jul 5, 1997 match details|
|Last Test||South Africa v France at Durban, Jun 23, 2001 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
'Rassie' Erasmus played for the Springboks 36 times as a marauding flanker between 1997 and 2001.
He also played for the Golden Lions, Freestate Cheetahs and Cats before moving into coaching.
A successful stint as Western Province director of coaching, propelled him into the reckoning for a role with the Springboks following the 2011 World Cup.
In January 2012 he announced that he would be leaving Western Province to pursue 'other opportunities', sparking speculation of a role with the Springboks. And this speculation was realised in April 2012 when he was announced as the Boks' new general manager.