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Schalk Brits

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Schalk Brits is a former rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Bulls in Super Rugby. He primarily played as a hooker. He was part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning team. Brits played for the Western Province from 2002 to 2004 and rejoined the Cape franchise from 2006 to 2009. […]

Schalk Brits is a former rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Bulls in Super Rugby. He primarily played as a hooker. He was part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning team.

Brits played for the Western Province from 2002 to 2004 and rejoined the Cape franchise from 2006 to 2009.

Stormers
Brits played for the Stormers for four seasons making 51 appearances for them and managing to score 20 points.

Saracens
Brits made his debut for Saracens in the season opener against London Irish. He scored his first try for Saracens on 27 September 2009 against Gloucester in a 19–16 win. He scored seven tries in the 2009–10 season and played every minute in the Premiership Final against Leicester Tigers, which Saracens lost 33–27.

Schalk Brits was voted Players’ Player of the year for the 2009–10 season.

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In the 2010–11 grand final against Leicester, Schalk Brits won the Man of the Match award in a match that Saracens won 22–18.

On 27 June 2011, Brits moved back to his former club Stormers on a short-term loan deal. He played as a back rower for the South African side in the Super Rugby semifinal loss against the Crusaders as a replacement for Duane Vermeulen.

In January 2012, Schalk Brits signed a new deal with the Saracens that kept him at the club for another three seasons. This was later extended, and he remained at Saracens until the end of the 2017–18 season.

International career

Schalk Brits made his international debut against Italy in 2008. He was next called up when he was included in the Springbok squad that toured Ireland, Scotland and England during the 2012 end-of-year rugby union internationals. He came on as a substitute in the match against Scotland to earn his fourth cap. He earned his fifth cap in their next match, replacing Adriaan Strauss as they beat England 16–15.

Schalk Brits returned to international rugby in 2015, coming on as a substitute in South Africa’s 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Argentina, and was then included in South Africa’s squad that participated at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

While he didn’t feature in their 32–34 loss to Japan in their opening match, he did play off the bench in their next match against Samoa, scoring a late try in a 34–16 victory.

He was again omitted against Scotland before another appearance from the bench in a 64–0 victory over the United States. He didn’t feature in their 23–19 win over Wales in the quarter final, their 18–20 loss to New Zealand in the semi-finals or the third-place play-off against Argentina, which South Africa won 24–13 to secure the bronze medal in the competition.

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