Hooker Schalk Brits has been added to the Springbok squad for the final two Tests against England in Bloemfontein and Cape Town.
Brits recently brought his nine-year Saracens career to an end by helping them to a fourth English Premiership title.
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus believes the 37-year-old can play an important leadership role.
‘We are busy with building experience, continuity and capacity towards the Rugby 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, because he has extensive inside knowledge and plenty of experience from playing for Saracens in the English and European conditions. It’s a great way for our younger guys to learn the trade of international rugby from these guys.’
Erasmus will name his team to face England in the second Test in Bloemfontein on Thursday.
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) June 11, 2018
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