PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Schalk Burger
SURNAME Brits
HEIGHT 182 cm
WEIGHT 100 Kg
BIRTH DATE 16 May 1981
BIRTH PLACE Empangeni
PRIMARY SCHOOL Park Primary, Mossel Bay
SECONDARY SCHOOL Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
TERTIARY EDUCATION University of Stellenbosch
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Schalk Brits is one of the most exciting hookers in world rugby. Apart from doing the basics very well, he is exceptionally quick and explosive and has a superb skill set. He signed for Saracens in England at the start of the 2009/10 season and took with him heaps of experience at Vodacom Super Rugby and Absa Currie Cup level, where he played for the Golden Lions, the Cats, Western Province and the Stormers. Brits made his Springbok debut in 2008 and played in three Tests in that season. He returned to the national setup for the Castle Outgoing Tour in November 2012, where he featured in a further two Tests.

Position: Hooker
Club: Saracens (UK), formerly Western Province and Golden Lions
Springbok number: 799
Test debut: 21 June 2008 vs Italy in Cape Town aged 27
Total tests: 7
Tour matches: 0
Total Springbok matches: 7
Win ratio: 6-1-0
Honours: SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (2004).

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Hooker
PROVINCE Saracens (UK)
TRIES 21
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 105
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 7
TRIES 0
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 0
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Australia 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
England 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
Springboks Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
British and Irish Lions British & Irish Lions - 2013
Barbarians British & Irish Lions - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
DHL Stormers Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
Saracens Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
Vodacom Stormers Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
Vodacom WP ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
Vodacom Stormers Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
Barbarians Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
Vodacom WP Absa Currie Cup Compulsory Friendlies - 2007
Vodacom Western Province ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2007
SA Emerging IRB Nations Cup - 2007
Vodacom Stormers Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
Vodacom Western Province ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Vodacom Stormers Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
Lions ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
Cats Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa A South Africa A Outgoing Tour - 2004
Lions Vodacom Cup - 2004
Lions ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2004
Investec WP ABSA Reserve Div A - 2003
Investec WP ABSA Currie Cup - Premier Div. - 2003
Investec Western Province Vodacom Shield - 2003
Investec Western Province Bankfin Currie Cup - 2002
Western Province U/21 Bankfin Under 21 - 2002
Western Province Vodacom Cup - 2002
South Africa U/19 FIRA U19 - 2000
South Africa U/19 FIRA U19 - 1999
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