- Brits added to Barbarian roster
- They play Argentina on 1 December
- Buy tickets for the match here
Despite retiring from rugby six months ago Schalk Brits will play for the Barbarians against Argentina at Twickenham this December.
The hooker, 37, hung up his boots after clinching a fourth Premiership crown with Saracens last summer, but answered the international call from Rassie Erasmus weeks later, featuring for South Africa in their third Test loss to England in Cape Town.
And now Erasmus, who was named Barbarians head coach for the Killik Cup match on 1 December, has called Brits into his side again.
"Being part of the Barbarians was one of the best rugby experiences I’ve ever had, in terms of pure entertainment and meeting guys you normally bash week-in-week-out, it’s outstanding,” said Brits.
"My first experience was in 2007 against South Africa after they’d just won the World Cup and we smashed them. In all it was a great week. You have to give your best at the weekend when it comes to the crunch and earn the respect of your teammates.
"I got to play with the likes of Jerry Collins, Ma’a Nonu and Jason Robinson - legends from the past, legends of the present and then there are those who go on to be legends in the future. It’s a unique bond.
"Everything’s so professional now but it’s more relaxed with the Barbarians and amazing what sort of performances you can create in just a couple of days. Now we get to do it again, making new friends and making people proud.”
Brits last featured for the Barbarians against England alongside Thierry Dusautoir in 2017, and joins the likes of Handre Pollard, Will Genia and Eben Etzebeth for the game against Argentina.
Tickets to Barbarians v Argentina on 1 December at Twickenham are available from £20 for Adults and £15 for kids. Visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk/barbarians or call the Ticket Hotline on: 0844 844 0444. Booking fees apply.