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Saracens announce Brits’ signing

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers on 13 May 2009 at 16:40
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Saracens Director of Rugby Brendan Venter has added a ‘world class’ signing to his squad for next season with the news that hooker Schalk Brits will join the London club.

Rugbyweek reports that Brits, 27, joins Sarries from Super 14 outfit The Stormers and the livewire South African international adds significant strength in depth to the club’s forward pack.

Standing at 5ft 10in and weighing in at 15st 7lbs, Brits will play alongside some of his new team mates and also come face to face with Saracens and England captain Steve Borthwick after being named in the Barbarians squad to face England at Twickenham on May 30 and Australia in Sydney a week later.

A regular in the Super 14 for the Stormers and also with Western Province in the Currie Cup, Brits made his Springbok debut last summer as a replacement against Italy before featuring in the TriNations against New Zealand and Australia.

Director of Rugby Venter is delighted to have beaten off competition from a number of other European clubs to capture his signature.

Venter said: “Schalk is a world class player right in his prime, and he has the X-factor that can turn a game in an instant.”

“He has fantastic skills it’s no surprise that many major European clubs have been trying to sign him.
“We are delighted he has chosen to play his rugby at Saracens.”


  • Stormers are going to be pretty thin on the ground soon.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.09 16:51:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Didnt Ettiene Reyneke also sign with Saracens? Two SA hookers already!

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.09 17:30:09 by JustPlainSHARK Reply
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  • what’s wrong with the Stormers that everyone wants to leave?

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.09 17:49:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • You really want an answer to that rob??
    Btw, Venter says Brits is world class and yet he still cant scrum or do th basics. Who cares if he can step???

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.09 20:05:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : Totally agree WPW

    He should be a centre rather than a hooker when he spends most of his time out in the backline.

    Get the basics of hooker sorted first and then you can start to be flashy…

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.09 23:01:48 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 5) :WPW, We don’t often agree because of our different allegiances , but here I am right with you he is a show pony of note

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.05.09 07:09:52 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 6) :

    Amazing that WP seem to always attract that kind of player.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.05.09 07:33:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Rassie :shock:

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.05.09 07:45:43 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : Tobie Titus :roll:

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.05.09 07:46:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 9) :

    I don’t think Tobie has a lot to do with player recruitment…

    Rob Wagner :evil:

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.05.09 07:53:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : He is an idiot who ever he is!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.05.09 08:19:10 by Whindy Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : You will be suprised about his influence :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.05.09 08:24:02 by Charlie Reply

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