South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber has revealed how his coaching team used traffic light signals to communicate with each other in their 2src23 Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland.
During the match, assistant coach Felix Jones and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus could be seen holding up different coloured LED lights to convey messages from their box to support staff.
The use of this system is nothing new for Erasmus, who previously used this system in domestic rugby during his tenure as Cheetahs coach.
Nienaber said the noise inside the Stade Velodrome prompted a decision to use the unorthodox communication method.
“I don’t know if you’ve been pitch-side but in this dome, the sound is phenomenal. You can’t hear anything.
“It’s for us, because there are a lot of [radio] channels we are working in and talkin
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