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Rassie Erasmus Biography, Age, Wife, Salary & Net Worth

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Rassie Erasmus whose full name is Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus is a World Cup-winning South African rugby union coach and former international player. Erasmus as of 2018 was appointed as the South African national team’s head coach, adding to his duties as the first-ever SARU Director of Rugby.

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Rassie Erasmus Age

He was born on the 5th of November 1972 in Despatch, Eastern Cape, South Africa. As of 2019, he is 47 years old.

Rassie Erasmus Wife

We know that Erasmus is a married man but the details about his wife and children are not known.

Rassie Erasmus Salary

Erasmus earns millions of dollars salary for his position as the head coach of the South Africa National team and they are the 2019 world cup winners.

Rassie Erasmus Net Worth

Erasmus is believed to have an approximated net worth of around $1 – $10 million U.S dollars.

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Rassie Erasmus Stats

  • Total Tests were 14
  • Total wins were 7
  • Win percentage was 50%
  • Total tries were 37
  • Average tries per game were 2.64
  • Points conceded: 330
  • Average points conceded per game was at 23.57
  • Rugby Championship finish at 2nd
  • End of year tour was 2/4
  • Win percentage at home was at 66.6%
  • Win percentage away at 37.5%

You may also want to note the following about his career as an international player:

  • Total Springbok matches: 39 (36 Tests, three tour matches)
  • Positions: Flank (34), No 8 (2)
  • Last Test: 23 June 2001 vs France in Durban, aged 28
  • Test debut: 5 July 1997 vs the British & Irish Lions in Johannesburg, aged 24
  • Win ratio: 27-9-0

Coaching honours

Free State Cheetahs

  • Currie Cup
    • Winners: 2005, 2006 (Shared with Blue Bulls

Stormers

  • Super 14
    • Runners-up: 2010

Western Province

  • Currie Cup
    • Runners-up: 2010

Munster

  • Pro12
    • Runners-up: 2017
  • Pro12 Coach of the Season award
    • Winner: 2017

South Africa

  • Rugby World Cup
    • Winners: 2019
  • The Rugby Championship
    • Winners: 2019
    • Runners-up: 2018

Rassie Erasmus Career

Hailing from South Africa, Erasmus won 36 caps for the Springboks. In a playing career that spanned 8 years Rassie lined out for the Free State Cheetahs and the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup, and for the Cats and the Stormers in the Super 12. He served as captain of the Cats, leading them to the 2000 Super 12 semi-finals, and also captained the Springboks in 1999.

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After retirement, Erasmus moved into coaching and guided the Cheetahs to Currie Cup glory in 2005 – the Bloemfontein-based team’s first Currie Cup title since 1976.

The following year, his Cheetahs side shared the Currie Cup trophy with the Blue Bulls and he became the first-ever coach of the Cheetahs Super Rugby franchise when they were accepted into the Super 14 that year.

In 2007, the Eastern Cape native served as technical adviser for the Springboks during their Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in France before becoming Head Coach of the Stormers and Director of Coaching at Western Province.

Erasmus served a second term as a technical adviser to the Springboks during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand before assuming the General Manager High-Performance role where he remained until joining Munster at the beginning of the 2016/17 season.

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In June 2017 SARU announced that Erasmus would return to South Africa to take up the role of Director of Rugby. He will leave his role with Munster at the end of December 2017.

Rassie Erasmus News

The mastermind behind the Springboks’ inspirational Rugby World Cup campaign, said it had been a privilege for the team to attempt to give South Africa a moment of hope.

Rassie Erasmus, South Africa’s director of rugby, said after the team’s ultimately crushing, 32-12 victory over England in Japan that the team had been inspired by the opportunity to bring some light and joy into the daily lives of their fellow countrymen.

He said it had been the mental shift the team needed after the disappointment of defeat in the opening match against New Zealand – a performance the Springboks turned on its head by becoming the first team to win the title after losing a pool match.

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