Rassie Erasmus Makes Shocking Springboks Call-Up Ahead Of 2nd England Test

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Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus has called up recently retired Saracens hooker Schalk Brits to his South Africa squad ahead of their second Test with England this weekend.

37-year-old Brits has won 10 caps with the Springbok and last played for his country at the 2015 World Cup. Erasmus said Brits had “extensive inside knowledge” of the English game.

“Schalk has plenty of experience from playing for Saracens in English and European conditions,” Erasmus said

“It’s a great way for your younger guys to learn the trade of international rugby from these guys.

“We are busy with building experience, continuity and capacity towards the World Cup, so we want our young players rubbing shoulders with experienced players such as Duane Vermeulen and Willie le Roux.

“I want Schalk to perform a similar role.”