Schalk Brits has confirmed that he has ended his self-imposed retirement from rugby after being convinced by South African coach Rassie Erasmus that he can win a place in the Springboks squad for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, confirms RugbyPass.
“Rassie has convinced me to keep on playing and now it is a case of getting the logistics around that in place," commented Brits, who is currently on holiday with his family in Majorca.
"I want to play rugby and it was a case of either choosing to continue or do the MBA at Cambridge. We tried to work through all the things that I would need to do playing wise with Cambridge but there were too many clashes and too many missed classes. As result, we have deferred it for a year and I will apply again and hopefully get in after the World Cup.
“We were at a point where my wife said “just make a decision” and that is what we have now done. The main problem is that I have entered the rugby market for a new club late. I am currently trying to sort out something with the Stormers or the Bulls and the options in the UK were limited because the squads are already full under the salary cap.”
Brits, whose final game in England saw him help Saracens become Premiership champions at Twickenham in May, was offered the opportunity to join the club’s pre-season sessions but with no contract in place the question of insurance cover meant he had to, unfortunately, turn this down...
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