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Brits named on Stormers bench


Schalk Brits

Schalk Brits

Schalk Brits

On-loan Saracens hooker Schalk Brits will launch a bid for a second major title this season after being named on the Stormers' bench for Saturday's Super 15 semi-final against the Crusaders.

Brits, who won man-of-the-match honours as Saracens beat Leicester 22-18 in the Aviva Premiership final last month, has returned to his former club on loan, two years after making the move to England.

He will provide much needed cover at loose forward as the Stormers take on the seven-time title-winning Crusaders.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee believes the 30-year-old can make a big difference.

"Brits is the kind of player that can make a great impact from the bench,'' he said.

"Schalk has been part of this set-up before. It's like riding a bicycle, he has settled in well.''

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