Erasmus camp dismiss rumours he's leaving Munster for Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ lawyer has denied reports the Munster boss will be heading to South Africa soon for talks over replacing current Springboks coach Allister Coetzee.

Local media outlets in South Africa reported that pay-TV network SuperSport would provide the financial support that will allow the South Africa Rugby Union to buy Coetzee and his backroom staff out of their contracts (which run until 2019), as well as buy Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber out of their Munster deals (which also run till 2019).

Erasmus’ lawyer Frikkie Erasmus says the reports are nonsense.

“We are not aware of it,” Frikkie Erasmus, Rassie’s lawyer, told rugby365.

“Rassie has a contract with Munster and won’t come here to talk to people while he is doing so well at Munster.

“He is very happy in Ireland and he doesn’t have the interference there that happens here in South Africa. He has a long stint to go on what is a very good contract.”

Erasmus – who has been Director of Rugby at Munster since April last year – has guided the Irish club to a home quarter-final in the Champions Cup, while Munster currently sit second in the Guinness Pro 12.