No longer the famous head coach or ‘waterboy’, ‘Rassie Erasmus’ has moved on to baking, passionately.
Last night’s first Test against the British and Irish Lions had many South Africans shouting through the screen pretending that we were all Rassie Erasmus. We were directing our boys to a victory we, unfortunately, didn’t nab (the Boks were their own worst enemies according to captain Siya Kholisi).
After the match however, many still have rugby on the brain, and being an early Sunday morning, many also have a rumbling tummy.
There’s a cheeky solution- ‘Chasing the Bun,’ the famous ‘bakery’ that might be the perfect pitstop- at least if you live in the fictional town of Springbok.
The parody video documents the ins-and-outs of ‘Chasing the Bun’ the fictional bakery run by ‘Rassie Erasmus’ in a head coach turned bakery-owner style, and it’s definitely worth a well-earned laugh for the rugby enthusiast feeling a little disheartened.
Retroviral and Panther Punch teamed up to work their magic this comedic mini-doc. The parody, in the fictional town of Springbok, is a play on the famous ‘Chasing the Sun’ documentary which walks us through the hallmark win of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
As we know, Chasing the Sun is a very emotional documentary for much of Mzansi, with many returning to the historic-telling time and time again. Indeed, some of us have friends who watch the documentary every single weekend, and have moulded the documentary ‘premiere’ into their post-joll routine, paired with beers and tears- but that’s a story for another day.
If you’re looking for tears of laughter however, ‘Chasing the Bun’ is comedic gold.
“You know four years ago this was just a pipe-dream. But since then, I’ve made my team believe it’s not about them; it’s about the rest of South Africa. And when people walk through our doors to eat our food, we f*** them up. Physically. And that’s a fairytale,” says baking master ‘Rassie Erasmus’.
WATCH: Chasing The Bun