Schalk Brits to savour final season with Saracens before retirement

03 September 2017 09:00
• Club persuaded front-row forward to play another year• Brits played starring role in demolition of NorthamptonSchalk Brits, all 36 years of him, looked as if he could carry on doing this well into his 50s. Nevertheless, after a typically mesmerising performance in the Twickenham sunshine, where Saracens thrashed Northampton, he revealed how near he came to retiring at the end of last season.“I was very close,” he said. “I did accountancy in Stellenbosch and I spoke to Cambridge and Oxford about doing an MBA. The plan was to stop playing professional rugby and play one year of varsity. My wife was not that excited about me going back to be a full-time student, with three little ones, but now I am studying part time.” Related: Saracens off to flying start as Schalk Brits humiliates Northampton Related: Premiership 2017-18: team-by-team preview of England’s rugby union season Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian