Super Rugby

Springbok hooker confirms Stormers move

Schalk Brits (Gallo)
Schalk Brits (Gallo)

Cape Town - Springbok hooker Schalk Brits has confirmed that he will play Super Rugby for the Stormers next year.

It was reported earlier this month that Brits was likely to choose the Stormers ahead of the Bulls and the 37-year-old confirmed to Netwerk24 on Thursday that he will run out for the Cape franchise next season.

Brits told the Afrikaans publication that he will be fighting hard for the starting hooker berth.

"I'm definitely not here for the money. I want to add value on and off the field."

Brits will compete against Bongi Mbonambi and Scarra Ntubeni for the No 2 jersey.

Brits was set to retire from professional rugby after clinching a fourth Premiership crown with English club Saracens earlier this year before being lured back by Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus.

He returned inside a month to win an 11th cap for the Springboks and acted as a mentor for the team during the Rugby Championship.

The fleet-footed No 2 was recently also included in Erasmus’ Barbarians squad for the Killik Cup match against Argentina at Twickenham on December 1.

Brits, who now has his sights set on next year’s Rugby World Cup, will enjoy a third stint at the Stormers, having represented the Cape franchise between 2006-2009 and briefly in 2011.

During his time at Saracens (2009-2018) he also won two European Champions Cup titles.

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