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Mallett: Why Rassie chose ‘full out attack’ – WATCH

Last month, Rassie Erasmus was suspended from all match-day actions (together with teaching) with fast impact till 30 September 2022. He was additionally suspended with fast impact from all rugby actions for 2 months.

BREAKING: RASSIE SUSPENDED BY WORLD RUGBY

This verdict was handed down by World Rugby in relation to the 62-minute video Erasmus produced after the Springboks’ first Test towards the British & Irish Lions, through which he dissected the efficiency of the officers in that controversial match.

READ | RASSIE, SA RUGBY TO APPEAL WORLD RUGBY VERDICT

As a part of the 2021 wrap on SuperSport’s Final Whistle present, the controversy was revisited in a studio chat, with former Bok coach Nick Mallett taking an emphatic stance on the matter.

“Warren Gatland began it along with his remark about Faf de Klerk’s deal with the place he stated it ought to have been a crimson card, his remark concerning the TMO being South African, and his remark about Rassie being a water boy.

“So already he was putting pressure on the referees before… Rassie then went on all-out attack, he decided right I’m going to go through modern media, which is social media, and he’s been found guilty for what he did.”

The full SuperSport clip will be watched beneath:

The full written resolution towards Rassie, which runs to a complete of 80 pages, is out there HERE.

Below is a reminder of the World Rugby resolution:

Six expenses had been introduced by World Rugby towards Rassie Erasmus for numerous breaches of World Rugby Regulation 18 and World Rugby’s Code of Conduct. The expenses in abstract had been that Mr Erasmus:

  1. threatened a match official that except a requested meeting happened, he would publish footage containing clips criticising the match official’s efficiency after which making good on that risk; printed or permitted to be printed the Erasmus Video containing quite a few feedback that had been both abusive, insulting and/or offensive to match officers;
  2. attacked, disparaged and/or denigrated the sport and the match officers;
  3. didn’t settle for or observe the authority and choices of match officers;
  4. printed or precipitated to be printed criticism of the way through which a match official dealt with a match;
  5. engaged in conduct or exercise that will impair public confidence within the integrity and good character of match official(s); and
  6. introduced the sport into disrepute when he printed or precipitated to be printed the Erasmus Video.

Having thought of all of the proof, together with oral proof from the match officers, Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby, World Rugby, and submissions from the events the committee discovered all six expenses towards Mr Erasmus proved.

Two expenses had been introduced by World Rugby towards SA Rugby in accordance with World Rugby Regulation 18 and the World Rugby Code of Conduct. In abstract, the costs had been that SA Rugby:

  1. didn’t make sure that Rassie Erasmus complied with the World Rugby Code of Conduct and/or permitted Mr Erasmus to commit acts of misconduct; and/or didn’t publicly right any feedback or publications by or on behalf of Mr Erasmus that amounted to misconduct; and
  2. permitted and/or didn’t stop Siya Kolisi and Mzwandile Stick to make feedback at a press convention on 30 July, 2021 that weren’t disciplined or sporting and adversely affected the sport of rugby; and/or didn’t publicly right any such feedback in order adversely affected the sport of rugby.

Having thought of all of the proof, together with oral proof from the match officers, Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby, World Rugby, and submissions from the events, the committee discovered the primary cost towards SA Rugby proved.

BREAKING: SA RUGBY FINED OVER R400 000

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