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Schalk Brits gives up the biltong and beer for Springbok recall | Robert Kitson

Retired hooker was a spectator for the first Test against England and had to persuade friends his selection was not a jokeSchalk Brits does not look 37 years old but he is giving hope to middle‑aged cocktail‑drinking holidaymakers everywhere. As recently as last Saturday, fresh from a family vacation – “I was sipping tequilas in Ibiza” – he was just another fan at Ellis Park enjoying a social day out having retired from rugby last month. His subsequent recall to the Springboks squad for the second Test is one of...

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Published By: theguardian.com - 6 days ago