Former Saracens hooker Schalk Brits, who came out of retirement earlier this year at the behest of Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus, has put pen to paper with Super Rugby side the Blue Bulls to end widespread speculation surrounding his immediate future in club rugby.
Brits, 37, made over 150 Premiership appearances for Saracens between 2009 and 2018, originally retiring at the end of the club's title-winning campaign last May.
After widespread speculation following Brits' decision to come out of retirement earlier this year, he will link up with the Bulls early in 2019 as he prepares for one final push at international honours.
Having made his international debut in 2008 against Italy - the year after South Africa emerged as champions from the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France - Brits stands with just 11 caps to his name, claiming a highly decorated career in England whilst Bismark du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss and most recently Malcolm Marx nailed down the starting role in the Green and Gold.
The Durban-born hooker will start for the Barbarians in their game against Argentina at Twickenham this Saturday. A game in which current Springbok boss, Erasmus, is once again in charge.