ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Sep 6, 2017

Schalk Brits brilliance in Man of the Match performance for Saracens

Schalk Brits may be in his final season of rugby but he still put on a masterclass peformance when the Aviva Premiership kicked off this past weekend. He played his part in the 55-24 dismantling of Northampton Saints, and at 36, doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

Capped just ten times by South Africa, Brits must be recognised as one of the most talented rugby players to ever take the field. It’s unfortunate that we never saw more of him in World Cups and in big Test matches, but what was seen on Saturday was vintage Brits.

Post match, Northampton Saints opposite number Dylan Hartley was equally impressed: “We’re all different aren’t we? I wish I could do some of that stuff,” he said.

The former Springbok has had to reassure fans that this is indeed his final season, despite on Saturday looking like a man ten years his junior.

“I am 36 and it is time to say goodbye to this lovely game but there is still a season and my role is to play as best as I can and to help the other guys as well,” Brits explained, after he was persuaded by Mark McCall to continue, following some big name losses to the club.

“It has never been about the titles. It has always been about making memories with friends. A lot of people look at the end result and they determine their success by that.

“We determine it by progress and the amount of memories we have made and that is quite a different way of looking at it. That is what makes it quite different to the previous rugby organisations I have been involved with.

“It is time to sit back and have a beer, enjoy watching rugby and not just get bashed up. I had three operations in the off-season, so it is enough. This will definitely be my last season.”

Following the win, Sarries TV put together this compilation of his best moments in the game, including a sensational step and offload that set up a try for winger Sean Maitland

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 32 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens...

  • 32 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another...

  • 32 WEEKS AGO

    Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    No other player has mastered intercepts like Bryan Habana could

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: French flair lights up Brisbane with EPIC coast-to-coast try

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Watch how Marcus Smith lit up Twickenham on England debut vs USA

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Extended highlights show why Josh Adams could be a Lions Test starter

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Aphelele Fassi: The debut Springbok that could change Warren Gatland's Lions selection

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    The controversial Watson tackle which escaped any card vs Springboks

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Lewis Ludlow received a four match ban for this knee to the face

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Controversial Marika Koroibete red card not upheld

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Wallabies will contest controversial red card after French player 'milked it'

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Wallabies fans raging after questionable early red card for Marika Koroibete

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    New Rassie video targets foul play, confirming fake twitter account was his

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Critics hit out at Rassie Erasmus for fake twitter and 'comical' behaviour

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Awesome Daly kicking montage shows just how deadly his left boot really is

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Players channel inner Lebron with incredible 'basketball' passes

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Damian McKenzie's outstanding try-saving tackle

View All

Funnies

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Unimpressed Vunipola loses patience with Cheslin Kolbe in Cape Town

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    New compilation of rare Nigel Owens footage is comedy gold

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The moment Ellis Genge soaks Ugo Monye live on TV is simply priceless

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Inside the Quins changing rooms after winning AWESOME Prem final

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    'I don't know what I'm saying!', Joe Marler's brilliant interview after EPIC Prem win

View All

Amateur

  • 38 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 75 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 76 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 76 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 76 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    A deeper look at Jason Robinson's incredible path to the top

  • 22 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 29 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 35 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

View All