Campaign launches to get Schalk Brits out of retirement, again

first_imgFriday Nov 15, 2019 Campaign launches to get Schalk Brits out of retirement, again After former South Africa hooker Schalk Brits announced his retirement from professional rugby for the second time this week, his Rugby World Cup winning teammate Cobus Reinach has launched a campaign to prolong his playing time.ADVERTISEMENTThe 38-year-old hooker is one of the most loved characters in the game, not only for his unique style but for his attitude on the pitch.The Northampton Saints scrumhalf Reinach has said on Twitter and Instagram that Brits would come out of retirement with 100,000 likes. This is a tall order, but nonetheless, a worthwhile attempt given the success other social media campaigns have had in recent weeks in the rugby world.The Saracens legend Brits retired initially in 2018 after a glittering career in London. However, he made his return to rugby in early 2019 playing for the Bulls in Super Rugby, and subsequently was called up to Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks’ side for the Rugby Championship and the RWC.He was part of the team that won both tournaments, and even captained his country against Namibia in the pool stages in Japan, where he also played number eight.“I realised later in my career that I only had control over my own performance, and not that of other players or team selection,” he said of the RWC.ADVERTISEMENT“So my view was to give it my best shot, but also to push the other hookers in the squad as hard as I could, and if I get selected, great – but it wasn’t the end of the world if I didn’t play and I wasn’t going to upset the apple cart,” he said.“For me, this was about the journey, experiences and making memories, and being part of something special. Winning almost became a by-product of it all, not that we didn’t put in a lot of hard work and effort to be successful.“Leaving Japan with a gold medal was obviously great, but even if we hadn’t won, I would still have loved going to Japan, being part of an amazing tournament and a wonderful Springbok squad.”ADVERTISEMENTThere are few better ways to go out of professional rugby that winning the RWC, and Brits will know that. But given what has happened to him over the past 18 months, nothing would be surprising, and we could be in this very same position in 2021 after he has played a series against the British and Irish Lions.Despite announcing his retirement, Brits is still set to feature for the Barbarians over the coming month, possibly against Brazil or Wales. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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