Bok scrumhalf receives death threats

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The Bok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach reportedly received death threats after the Bok eliminated the French in the race for the World Cup rugby tournament.

This is what Rassie Erasmus, head of South African Rugby, revealed on X (Twitter) on Thursday. “It’s not nice and a father and mother are worried to see something like this being written about their son. But we’re not going to complain, we’re just going to move on.” Erasmus wrote on social media.

“They don’t know what we know!” he added, a slogan South African UFC champion Dricus “Stillknocks” du Plessis likes to use.

He shared a screenshot of a cell phone message typed in French, as well as a translation of the message, which reads “I hope when you return to Montpellier you are killed by French people or a gang of robbers. It’s easy to win a title by cheating.”

Reinach has been playing club rugby in Montpellier in the south of France for the past three years.

Erasmus also denied in the tweet that he said the Irish and Roosters can still see the World Cup final, “they just have to buy tickets”. These words have been attributed to him on social media this past week.

The Springboks play against England on Saturday in the semi-final of the tournament and the team remains unchanged after last weekend’s game. Erasmus tweeted on Thursday that there would likely be more England supporters in the crowd. “But it does not matter. We always feel you, South Africa.”

The Boks said in a message to fans on Instagram that they have worked hard and are ready for the next leg of the World Cup. “Your fight is our fight and when you believe, we believe. We’re in this thing together.”

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