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On the 1st of October, Rassie Erasmus has officially reached the end of the World Rugby ban from all rugby activity after his 62-minute video in which he criticised the governing body’s match officials – in particular Australian referee Nic Berry – after the first British & Irish Lions series Test in July 2021.

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Erasmus was able to resume most Springbok job-related activities from the beginning of the year, and he will now be able to return to the matchday venues after the entirety of the ban officially ended on Friday, 30 September.

Notably, Erasmus – who had been largely silenced by World Rugby – responded to a post that highlighted some of the contradictions about the punishment he served.

With the matter now considered close from both parties, we summarise the convoluted timeline of events that evolved into one of the biggest officiating controversies the game has seen.

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Timeline to recap how Rassie Erasmus case unfolded:

Thursday, 22 July 2021 – World Rugby appoints Marius Jonker as TMO for the Test series after Brendon Pickerill is forced to withdraw because of Covid-19 disruption.

Friday, 23 July – One day before the first Test, reports emerge simultaneously in all major British & Irish news outlets that Gatland is ‘furious’ about Jonker’s appointment.

Saturday, 24 July – First Test. A number of controversial refereeing decisions and inconsistencies go against the Springboks. Siya Kolisi later admits he felt disrespected by referee Nic Berry.

Sunday, 25 July – Springbok management attempt to contact World Rugby and Nic Berry for clarity. WR doesn’t respond, while Erasmus later states that Nic Berry was “asleep” at the time he tried to get hold of him the Sunday after the first Test.

Monday, 26 July – The new training week starts for the Springboks but World Rugby has yet to provide any feedback from Saturday’s game.

Tuesday, 27 July – With only three on-field training sessions remaining before the second Test, World Rugby provides its feedback from the first Test. Erasmus makes the now infamous video in response to what he deemed to be insufficient clarity.

Thursday, 29 July – Rassie Erasmus’ video to World Rugby is leaked online.

Saturday, 31 July – Second Test. The Springboks bounce back with a convincing victory in an ill-spirited affair with plenty of off-the-ball incidents.

Monday, 2 August – World Rugby confirms that both Erasmus and SA Rugby will face a disciplinary hearing as a result of the leaked video.

Saturday, 7 August – Third Test. Springboks seal the series with a 19-16 victory in the final Test.

Tuesday, 24 August – Erasmus’ disciplinary hearing commences. His lawyers maintain that he did not leak the video.

Thursday, 26 August – Springboks release a media statement saying that Erasmus would not be travelling with the side to Australia for the Rugby Championship to allow the players to remain focused.

Saturday, 6 November – With the case dragging on, Erasmus appears in the coaches box as the Boks fight back to claim a win over Wales in the opening game of the end-of-year tour.

Saturday, 13 November – Rassie returns to his role as a water carrier for the game against Scotland, with some criticising him for his sideline ‘coaching’.

Wednesday, 17 November – Erasmus receives a double suspension from World Rugby, with SA Rugby stating they will appeal the verdict.

Thursday, 25 November – SA Rugby and Erasmus withdraw their appeal, and apologise publicly to the officials. The matter is considered closed.

Saturday, 1 January 2022 – Erasmus takes to Twitter once again to reiterate that it’s time to “forget 2019 and focus 100% on 2023”.

Saturday, 15 January 2022 – Erasmus’ 60-day ban officially draws to a close, opening the door for him to resume the majority of his duties from Monday, 17 January.

Sunday, 6 March 2022 – In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Erasmus reveals that he was left ‘crying in his room’ after his controversial officiating video was ‘leaked’. “I want people to know that I’m not this monster that I’ve been portrayed as,” he commented. “People think I leaked that video. I didn’t. Who leaks something like that? Why would I screw up my whole career to do that?”

Saturday, 9 March 2022 – Former Scotland coach Matt Williams comes out in support of Erasmus, stating his belief that the South African director of rugby would never have deliberately leaked his infamous referee video.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 – World Rugby confirm protocols and behaviours relating to team support staff, including water carriers, will be revised. Erasmus first drew plenty of attention when he served as a ‘water boy’ during the British & Irish Lions series, but he was seen as the ‘scapegoat’ after World Rugby opted to limit such influence.

Sunday, 24 July 2022 – Rassie shares what he has struggled with the most as a result of the suspension handed down by World Rugby. Taking to Twitter, he explained how much he missed the first-hand experience of the national anthem and the overall matchday experience.

Friday, 30 September 2022 – The extensive ban will officially come to an end, with Erasmus able to resume all activities as the Boks’ end-of-year tour to the UK looms on the horizon.

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Bok head honchos Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus. Photo: SA Rugby websiteSpringboks head honchos Jacques Nienaber and Rassie Erasmus. Photo: SA Rugby website

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