History insists Eddie Jones is heading for 2023 defeat | Nick Cain

SOUTH Africa bucked the overall World Cup trend twice at the 2019 tournament. The first time they did so was by appointing Rassie Erasmus as head coach in March 2018, a mere one year and eight months before he took the Springboks to their third, and most decisive, World Cup final success – with England their victims.
The general consensus before Erasmus was that two years is far too short a time in which to build a world champion side, and the fact that he did it in 20 months has led to a reassessment.
The second trend that was bucked is that the 2019 Spring- boks became the first side to...

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