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Rassie happy to stand down, if…


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 20 Apr 2009 at 08:50

Rassie Erasmus will gladly stand down as Stormers coach if there is someone better than him to take over the reigns of the struggling Cape franchise.

Adnaan Mohammed writes for the Son that, that was the view of the beleaguered Stormers coach after his team lost 34-11 to the Hurricanes in Wellington, New Zealand, on Saturday. It was the Cape team’s fourth consecutive loss on tour. So far they have only managed to win two out of nine games in this year’s Super 14 campaign.

“My contract expires at the end of next year. If there is anyone who can do a better job than me, I will not stand in their way because I believe rugby is always greater than the individual and Western Province and Stormers rugby comes first,” Erasmus said from his hotel room on Saturday.

“I will never insist on staying in the job. The players and I have worked extremely hard but unfortunately we are just not getting the results. My whole philosophy regarding rugby is that we have to grow continuously as a team. I know this year we have perhaps regressed and I am prepared to take responsibility for this,” said Erasmus.

But the Stormers coach believes he must be measured by the players at his disposal when he took over the reigns of the Cape franchise 18 months ago.

“I cannot commentate on the players that were contracted by previous Stormers coaches. I can obviously only account for the current Super 14 performances. Club and amateur rugby does not fall under my jurisdiction.

“I understand that player identification is possibly a problem at the moment. After a year in the job it is very difficult for me to say that perhaps this or that player should or shouldn’t have been contracted.

According to Erasmus, Colin Cooper, has been with the Hurricanes for eight years as coach and he (Erasmus) believes a coach must at least given enough time to find his feet.

“There has never been a coach that lasted longer than two or three years in the Cape. I know it’s obviously not ideal to be 12th on the log, but there were a few close games this year that could just have well have ended in our favour. Things could easily have worked out differently. In the Cape the coach is not given an opportunity to find his feet. If the results do not come, there will always be sword hanging over the coach’s head. There has never been continuity with the position of the Stormers coach and that is why there is no long term success,” added Erasmus.



17 Comments

  • Bollocks!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.04.09 09:55:27 by Claytie Reply
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  • It’s nice to see the Lions above the Stormers on the log after 9 rounds!

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.04.09 10:03:40 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • I cannot commentate on the players that were contracted by previous Stormers coaches. I can obviously only account for the current Super 14 performances

    Okay.

    Well then comment on the ones you DID contract and your daft selection policies
    AJ Venter
    You flew to Fiji to fetch Kalie
    Wylie Human
    Hilton Lobberts
    Duane Vermeulen as an 8th man and then he has been playing flank.

    And the list goes on I am sure

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.04.09 10:04:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 2) :

    :lol:

    Now if only you had LMS or Superbru faith in your team? :wink:

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.04.09 10:05:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    You get two kinds of people. Those who make excuses and those who FIND solutions.

    Which one of the two are you Rassie??

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.04.09 10:07:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    In LMS I picked my team in round 1 so I ran out of options…LOL!

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.04.09 10:10:08 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    I think he will find an excuse as to why his solution isn’t working.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.04.09 10:11:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 6) :

    :smile:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.04.09 10:12:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Actually Wylie has really done nothing wrong since coming to WP, just didnt make any sense signing him in the first place.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.04.09 11:11:00 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 9) :

    Yip there are others who could have been signed who would have been a little better though.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.04.09 11:15:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Heard Lobberts was decent on Saturday

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.04.09 11:22:45 by Claytie Reply
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  • Iv said this before and Ill say it again , this is not solely a Rassie problem , from the players body language throughout the super14 has given off a vibe that not all is gelling together as we all might be thinking.
    Lets face it this is more or less the same team that last year made a good run for a semi spot.
    The team spirit is just not there.

    Oh and that the Stormers flyhalf is just there to kick cause it seems to me that he almost always gets the ball further down the backline :neutral:

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.04.09 11:26:47 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Club and amateur rugby does not fall under my jurisdiction.

    You looking for the problem?

    Look no further than that statement.

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.04.09 11:31:45 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 13) : Ai ja

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.04.09 11:37:52 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 11) :

    You didn’t watch the game?? What kinda supporter are you??? :???: :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.04.09 12:11:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 12) : kalie vukie looks like he’s just there to collect his salary

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.04.09 12:15:58 by Rahul Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : kinda watched,had a funeral to attend

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.04.09 13:11:31 by Claytie Reply
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