Did anybody notice Rassie Erasmus on the Western Province bench during the Boland match at the weekend?
The Cape Times reports that Erasmus was constantly busy shouting into a walkie-talkie during the game, possibly discussing tactics with WP coach Allister Coetzee.
He was also shouting out instructions to the players whenever they came to his side of the field.
It is a bit of a role reversal, as in previous games Coetzee was either on the walkie-talkie or cellphone. Was he maybe on the phone to Erasmus? Who knows!
The late and rather odd changes to the starting team also had Erasmus written all over it.
Schalk Brits started at No 8 instead of hooker, while we had to wait until match-day to find out that Peter Grant would start ahead of Willem de Waal at flyhalf.
Erasmus has also been playing a major role at the WP practises this year.
Initially he only helped out with the lineout drills, where he assisted forwards coach Jacques Hanekom.
But during the last few weeks, he has been getting more involved with the on-field preparations by the day.
But then who is actually in charge of the WP Currie Cup team?
Erasmus is the WP senior professional coach. He only coaches the Stormers and then he is supposed to help build up the structures of all the WP representative teams.
His duties also include recruiting and contracting players for the senior professional teams.
So I don’t know why he is at the side of the field on Currie Cup match days!Tweet