Rassie's contract extension to be finalised soon

SA Rugby is set to extend the contract of director of rugby Rassie Erasmus until at least 2023.

When SA Rugby confirmed Erasmus' appointment as Springbok coach in early 2018, it said he had been given an unprecedented six-year contract.

However, he only ended up signing a four-year deal, which ends in 2021.

That has resulted in other unions, including the English RFU, expressing interest in acquiring Erasmus' services.

Earlier this week, SA Rugby president Mark Alexander said it was 'hands-off' when it came to Erasmus and that 'there is no way we would let him go'.

Erasmus' lawyer, Frikke Erasmus, told Rapport newspaper: The extension of his term of office is at an advanced stage and expected to be finalised in the coming week.'

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