May 30, 2018
I never thought I’d get emotional about a rugby club! - Brits
The words of Schalk Brits:
I never thought I’d be here for nine years. I never thought I’d get emotional about a rugby club!
It's been amazing. I know some people measure careers on trophies but I measure it on the memories I’ve made and the friends I’ve made from players to coaches to supporters to everyone.
It’s never been part of our makeup, we’ve never focused on winning, we try to make memories.
From Verbier, going crazy off the slopes in the toboggan, to the Munich beer festival, driving around Miami in RVs… there are a lot of games you do remember but it’s quite vague, it flashes by. But the memories after the game and the trips we’ve been on, that’s what I remember.
Everyone pulls energy from different sources, I’m not the ultimate rugby professional, I enjoy the game, but the person makes the difference so the times I’ve bought social capital with my friends is what matters more.
I’m going to celebrate this for a while; celebrating the time we’ve had together.
We had a tough season where we went through a rough patch but the character of the squad came through and it’s just a great way to finish.