Schalk Brits added to Springbok squad
June 11, 2018
The experienced hooker Schalk Brits has been added to the Springbok squad and joined the group in Bloemfontein, where they are preparing for the second Test against England, which takes place on Saturday.

Rassie Erasmus, the Director of Rugby at SA Rugby, believes that Brits can play a similar role in the current Springbok setup as experienced players Duane Vermeulen and Willie le Roux.

“We are busy with building experience, continuity and capacity towards the Rugby World Cup, and it’s good for our young players to rub shoulders with experienced players such as Duane and Willie,” explained Erasmus.

“I want Schalk to perform a similar role, because he has extensive inside knowledge and plenty of experience from playing for Saracens in England. It’s a great way for our younger guys to learn the trade of international rugby from these guys.”

The Springbok team to face England in the second Test in Bloemfontein’s Toyota Stadium will be named on Thursday.