Schalk Brits’ plan to stop South African player exodus

Springbok hooker Schalk Brits has presented a possible solution to end the player drain of South African talent heading to offshore clubs.

The 37-year-old – who returns to South Africa this season after a nine-year stint in England – believes that relaxing taxes on the country’s top players may aid retention.

“We will never be able to compete with the overseas contracts. But maybe there is a legitimate way to give tax relief to our players,” Brits said in an interview with Netwerk24.

“We no longer have mentors in our rugby, and it is a pity that so many of our players are playing overseas.

“There are no more players in the middle level – you get the Springboks and then the young players who are taking their first steps in Super Rugby. The men who have to…

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